Lough Mask Still Fishing Well
March 15th, 2012 | by Kevin Crowley
Ronan Cusack reports that Mask was a bit quieter this week, with not as many boats to be seen out.
Water levels continue to drop under the dry mild conditions and good hatches of duckfly are beginning to appear. Local angler Conor O’Mahony and boat partner Mick Byrne fished on Saturday and they had 4 fish for their day (best fish 2lbs). Mick fished alone again on Sunday and he had a further 2 fish totalling 3lbs. Liam Conroy, Tourmakeady, reported having 5 good keepers coupled with several undersize fish on Sunday (best fish 1.75lbs, all returned). Liam also mentioned meeting 3 visiting anglers on the pier in Tourmakeady when he returned to shore and they had 11 trout between them.
Sean Maloney, Ballinrobe, fished on Wednesday last and he had 5 fish for his day (best fish 1.75lbs). Sean fished again on Sunday with angling partner Joe Fitzharris and they had a further 2 fish (best fish 2lbs). Joe reported large hatches of small sedge all along the Inishowen shore with plenty of fish rising in the calm water. Ronan Cusack fished on Sunday last and he had 5 fish (best fish 3lbs, all returned). Kevin Beattie, Ballinrobe, also spent the day on Mask on Sunday and he had 5 fish for his day (best fish 2lbs).
Although fewer anglers were out, fishing was very good, with anglers averaging 2-3 trout per day, not to mention undersize fish, excellent fishing for this time of year. With the duckfly hatch increasing, the next week should see more good sport on Mask.
Ronan also guides on Mask and can be contacted at email@example.com or on 087 2869487.