High water levels don’t deter the fish on Corrib
March 9th, 2017 | by Kevin Crowley
Declan Gibbons reports on a quieter week on Corrib, due to a rise in water levels and temperatures staying low – angling activity was down on the previous fortnight.
Fish caught were taken on brickeen, roach and fry patterns for those that were fly fishing. Those anglers that did venture out were rewarded with some good fishing for the time of year.
Ken Greally from Castlebar had a wonderful day fishing on Lough Corrib in the Kilbeg area on Sunday last with his old friend and fishing guide Peter Corcoran. Peter is available to guide for fishing and pleasure outings on the Great Western Lakes. You do not have to be an experienced angler to enjoy a day on the lake. Peter has many years of experience as both a fisherman and guide. He can be contacted at 086 0483583 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Cornamona area on Saturday last Paul Geraghty from Ashbourne had his first trip of the season with friend Derek Maguire also from Ashbourne fished out of Richard Molloy’s at Ballard Boat Hire (087-2879339) were trolling roach for a few hours and had good success and Derek had 3 Trout between 4lb and 7lb all sportingly released.
Also in the Cornamona area Mike Shanks and Paddy Kinneavy were out on Saturday last for a few hours and had a fish each for their endeavours on wet flies.
On Saturday and Sunday last Barry Molloy and Mark Gibbons enjoyed good fishing on the brickeen, having 4 fish each day with the fish between 1.25lbs and 2.75lbs.
Finally, a late report that I omitted from the opening week’s report – Mike Moore from the Commercial Boat Club kindly sent in a photo from opening day, where Dan Clabby hooked, landed and very quickly released this large well wintered hen brown trout. The trout, which was taken on a trolled bait, was not weighed but is estimated to be well into double figures. A 4lbs trout and a very large pike completed the opening day fishing for Dan.