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Mayfly done on Corrib, but good trout to Caenis

June 6th, 2017 | by

Declan Gibbons, reporting from the shores of Lough Corrib, tells us that the trout angling quietened down in the week gone by with lesser hatches of mayfly and changeable weather conditions. The anglers who had the best success were caenis fishing.

Corrib Beauty

Corrib Beauty – 5lb trout on Caenis

Larry McCarthy from Corrib View Lodge Glencorrib ( corribangling.com ) reports of very productive angling for the last week. The first three days of the last week saw Larry boating Jeremy Herrmann, England on early mornings and they caught an average of eight to ten trout per morning in the Clydagh and Saddle areas.

Gareth Jones Wales

Gareth Jones, Wales, caught and released 24 trout last week. Gareth wins Catch of the Week for his efforts. Catch Photo Release.

Gareth Jones, Wales sales director with Airflo fished the last four days with Larry and boated a total of twenty four fish with three of Gareth’s weighing four pounds plus and all twenty four sportingly released. Pat Winning boated ten fish for the week while guiding for the lodge with the best fish being two pounds, six of the fish were between 1.lbs to 2lbs.

Caenis Reward

Caenis Reward

The Cornamona Angling Club hosted The TAFI Youths Connacht Lake Cup on Saturday last

  • 1st place Ciaran Flaherty with 10 fish.
  • 2nd place Nathan Creavan with 5 fish
  • 3rd place Gearoid Flaherty with 3 fish.

Longest Fish went to Ciaran Flaherty with a trout 37cm.


Ciaran Flaherty left reciving The TAFI Connacht Youth Cup From Martin Kinneavy TAFI & Cornamona the host club

Ciaran Flaherty left receiving The TAFI Connacht Youth Cup From Martin Kinneavy TAFI & Cornamona the host club

Peter Curran from Cornamona enjoyed a few days fishing last week and had good fishing on a mixture of trolling and fly
fishing with the best fish being three pounds.

On Sunday last The Cong Angling Club hosted their Annual Mayfly Competition with fourteen anglers participating.

  • 1st place Caolan McDonnell Cong with 3 fish for 6lbs 9oz
  • 2nd place Gerry McDonnell Cong with 2 fish for 4lbs 12oz
  • 3rd place Mike Molloy Oughterard with 1 fish 1lbs 12oz

Heaviest fish went to Caolan McDonnell with a fish 2lbs 12oz.

Caolan McDonnell on right hand side of picture being presented with his prizes by John Fahy Cong AC

Caolan McDonnell on right hand side of picture being presented with his prizes by John Fahy Cong AC

Basil Shields of Ardnsillagh Lodge Oughterard (091-552550) reports of a quieter week gone by on Corrib with guests coming to fish caenis and those that did had some success but that was short lived due to a drop in temperatures and change in weather conditions. Those that had success were Jeremy Herrmann form England who had four fish on Thursday last. Mark Telwright from England also had four fish for his morning on Corrib with his best fish being four and a quarter pounds. Then on Friday last Basil guided visiting angler from England Matt Baker whom had two fish for his outing with the best fish being two and three quarter pounds.

Peter Dixon

Peter Dixon

Ted Wherry from Mayfly Lodge Ballynalty (087-4305957) reports of visiting anglers from England Adrian Harrop and Peter Dixon enjoying good fishing on Corrib for their stay and guided by Ted on wet flies with four of their better fish ranging in size from 3lb2oz and the best fish being 4Lbs7oz. Also at Mayfly Lodge Richard Robinson guided Jake and Zak Wiesenberg from New Mexico with Jake landing a fish of two and a half pounds.

Jake Wiesenberg

Jake Wiesenberg

On Thursday last The Irish Army hosted their Annual Fishing Competition in which 58 rods participated made up of serving and retired personnel form the army along with boatmen and on the day 23 fish were landed.

Serving Category:

  • 1st place went to Eamon Fitzpatrick Finner
  • 2nd place went to John Ainsworth Renmore
  • 3rd place went to Connie Gillespey Athlone
  • 4th place went to Sean Forde Cork
  • 5th place went to Thomas Dunne Athlone

Retired category was won by Michael Murray Collinamuck & Boatmans Category was won by Darragh Noone Oughterard

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