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Great summer fishing on a peaceful Corrib

July 27th, 2016 | by

Declan Gibbons reports that angling activity on Corrib was quiet enough over the last week, with many local anglers practising on Lough Mask for the upcoming World Cup. Anglers that have been out were rewarded for their efforts.

On Saturday last Dorrie Gibbons from Cong hosted a fishing competition – Cast A Line For Autism – in aid of a very worthy beneficiary – a sensory garden at Cong National School. 38 anglers participated in the competition where participants could fish either Lough Mask or Lough Corrib.

Fly fishing and dapping were the methods permitted and saw 35 trout weighed in – 21 fish off Lough Corrib and 14 off Lough Mask.

First Place went to Cornamona man Peter Walsh with 3 fish for 5.11lbs on Corrib. In second place was Darren Maguire, Fermanagh with 4 fish for 4.73lbs off Mask, and in third place was Mick Dunne, Tourmakeady with 4 fish for 4.68lbs on Mask. Fourth place went to Vincent Hughes from the Neale with 2 fish for 4.66lbs on Corrib, and Vincent also had the heaviest fish at 2.74lbs. Best Lady angler was Dorrie Gibbons with 4 fish for 4.37lbs on Mask.

 

Peter Walsh. winner of the Cast A Line for Autism competition, is presented with his prize by Dorrie Gibbons, competition organiser, an Liam Roche from Salmo Salar, Main Sponsor

Peter Walsh. winner of the Cast A Line for Autism competition, is presented with his prize by Dorrie Gibbons, competition organiser, an Liam Roche from Salmo Salar, Main Sponsor

 

Basil Shiels of Ardnasillagh Lodge, Oughterard reports on some excellent fishing on Corrib to olive and mayfly patterns, both wet and dry.

Basil Guided Campbell Baird from Carrickfergus and a French TV Crew for 4 days landing 19 trout with the best fish over 4lbs.

Luc Macret with a beautifully marked 55cm trout from Lough Corrib, July 2016

Luc Macret with a beautifully marked 55cm trout from Lough Corrib, July 2016

Colin Wright from Belfast had excellent fishing for 5 days in Oughterard landing 13 fish best fish being 4.8Lbs and three more fish over three pounds.

Staying in the Oughterard area Kevin Molloy (Baurisheen Bay Boat Hire, tel. 087 9604170) says there was good fishing to be had on a mixture of dapping grasshopper, wet fly fishing and trolling with visitors from France and the USA very happy catching trout on Lough Corrib. Michael Canny fished with Kevin and had excellent fishing for 2 days  dapping and trolling with one fish of 7lbs caught trolling and 2 dapping – all released apart from one fish.

Campbell Baird releasing a nice trout back to Corrib, July 2016

Campbell Baird releasing a nice trout back to Corrib, July 2016

In the Cornamona area Tom Doc Sullivan (tel. 087-6113933) reports of Midlands anglers John O’Neill and Leonard Geoghegan enjoying a day’s fishing last Thursday on may fly patterns and landing 4 trout with the best fish being 2.25lbs.

In the Greenfields area Robert and Ciaran Reilly, Loughrea fished on Thursday last and had 9 fish on wet and dry fly with the fish ranging in size from 1.25 – 2lbs.

Also on the same day in the evening Frank and Oisin Reilly, Glencorrib had 3 fish for their efforts on dry sedges and Oisin had the best fish of 4.5lbs.

Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Lodge Glencorrib (www.corribangling.com) reported quite an improvement in fishing over the last week, with some good action on mayfly in the Greenfields area. Malcom Patrick from the UK enjoyed 2 days with dry may fly catching 6 trout to 2lbs. Larry himself enjoyed a half day with Paddy Kinneavy in the Cornamona area, boating 4 nice trout to dry fly. Two Dublin anglers – Aaron  and Stephen – had great fishing at Malachy’s and Inchagoill, guided by Larry on Saturday and Sunday catching 7 fish between 1.5 – 2lbs and lots of sport with many more small trout. All fish were sportingly returned.

A perfect Corrib trout from July 2016. Photo: Larry McCarthy

A perfect Corrib trout from July 2016. Photo: Larry McCarthy

 


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