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Good trout fishing reported on Corrib

August 28th, 2017 | by

Declan Gibbons has all the news from Lough Corrib…

Frank Costello

Frank Costello – a nice trout on Claret Dabbler about to be released.

Frank Costello www.ashfordoldschoolhouse.ie or 087-2524253 reports from the Cong area of an improvement in trout angling for the week gone by with good action and sport on dry fly in many areas on Ginger and Claret bits and other hopper patterns. Frank himself had a nice fish on Friday last pictured which he got on a claret dabbler and sportingly released.

Vaughn Ruckley

Vaughn Ruckley had two 4lbers

Larry McCarthy www.corribangling.com of Corrib View Lodge reports that fishing has been very productive over the last week. Many good fish have been caught on dry sedge and olives. Larry fished with New Zealand guide Matt Butler on Tuesday afternoon in the Greenfields area and they had three trout up to four pounds on sedge.


A nice trout caught while fishing with a corrib View Angling boat

Vaughn Ruckley and Bill Brown enjoyed four good days with Larry catching eight trout two of which were four pounds and four pounds eight ounces. Many guests staying at the lodge reported lots of good wet fly action in the Inchagoill area with reports of good bags of fish caught and returned each day.


Another good looking trout for a Corrib View Angling guest

In the Oughterard area Basil Shields of Ardnasillagh Lodge 091-552550 reports of a slow and sporadic olive hatch and a good hatch of sedges along with good fishing in the deeps on Daphnia but hard to locate. A group Dublin anglers staying at the lodge made up of Richard Burgees 1 fish 33cm, Michael Gallagher 1 fish 34cm, Tom Butler 1 fish 35cm and Declan Keogh 1 fish 33cm enjoyed a days fishing and caught the above number of fish which were all sportingly released with the majority of the fish caught on wet fly.

Gareth Orange from Dublin had four fish on wets for his day on Corrib with his best fish being 2.9lbs on wet fly.
Joe Turner for Fermanagh had five fish for his visit to Corrib with the best fish being 3.8lbs on wets. Joseph and Laurence Hanley from Athlone had seven fish for two days on dry fly with the best fish being 2.9lbs.

Ted & Sue Wherry

Ted & Sue Wherry

Ted Wherry 087-4305957 from Mayfly Lodge Ballynalty Bay reports of good fishing in the area Ted along with friend Richard Robinson fished a few afternoons for the week gone by and had fish for most afternoons action . Ted and his wife Sue were out on Tuesday afternoon last and Sue had a nice fish of 2.5lbs to a dry daddy.

Ted Wherry


On Tuesday last Father and son Duo from Galway Harold and Harry O Toole enjoyed an days fishing wet fly fishing and trolling and landed seven fish for their day out and Sunday Harold and his Father Kevin enjoyed a days fishing and had four fish to the boat on wet flies. In the Cornamona area Tom Doc Sullivan www.tomdoc.com reports of visiting Italian angler Alberto Campagno and friend had good fishing in the area for two days fishing and landed seven fish on wet flies with the best fish being two pounds. staying in the Cornamona area Mike Shanks had five fish for a days fishing last week in the Inchagoill area.

On Thursday last The Garda Angling Club Galway West held a competition at Greenfields where eight fish were caught by nine anglers with the average weight of the fish being a pound and a half.

  • 1st Christy Reilly with three fish for 4lbs 8oz.
  • 2nd Seamus Kelly with two fish for 3lbs 8oz.
  • 3rd Shane Travers with one fish 2lbs 4oz.

Billy Kavanagh of The Annaghdown Angling Club reports that 11 Anglers had 6 fish for 7.94Kgs in the The Paddy Cunningham Cup

  • 1st Pat Bennett 2 fish 3.12kgs
  • 2nd Mike Sullivan 2 fish
  • 3rd Anthony Ryan 2 fish

Heaviest Fish 2.12kgs went to Pat Bennett

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