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Duckfly up on Corrib – excellent hatches and catches

March 31st, 2016 | by

Declan Gibbons reports from Lough Corrib:

On Thursday 24th March, Galway West Garda Angling Club enjoyed a day out on Lough Corrib with ten anglers participating. First place went to Peter McGuinness with a fish weighing in at 1.86 lbs. Runner up was Mick McGorran with a 1.7 lbs. trout and 3rd place was Barry Carolan with a 1.2 lbs. fish.

On Sunday last, Loughrea brothers, Robert and Basil Reilly, enjoyed good fishing in the Greenfields area landing five fish over 13 inches, best at 3.5 lbs. and all sportingly released. Also on Sunday last, 15 year old Oisin Reilly from Glencorrib caught his first trout of the season. Oisin’s fish weighed approx. 2 lbs and was released.

In the Oughterard area, Basil Sheilds of Ardnasillagh Lodge (+353 (0)86 0869758 & +353 (0)91 552550) reported excellent Duckfly hatches and angling to match it. Last week saw Westmeath angler Ronan McCarthy landing a cracking fish on a buzzer weighing 4.75 lbs. On Sunday last, Shannon angler Glen O’Connell had two fish on buzzers for over 5 lbs., while John Malcom, Belfast, caught a trout of 2.25 lbs. also on buzzer.

Visiting anglers Malcom Patrick & David Pilkington from the UK enjoyed a good day’s sport whilst being guided by Tom Doc Sullivan (+353 (0)87 6113933 and www.tomdoc.com) in the Cornamona area, landing five fish with the best fish being 3 lbs. John Sommerville, also fishing out of Cornamona had a trout of 4.47lb and another of 2lb on a Black Buzzer. Although John thought the fishing was so so, he tells us one boat from Grasshopper Cottage had 7 fish to over 5lb, but most of the other boats he met were getting 3 or 3 fish, all on buzzers.

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