Some lovely fish coming off Corrib as duckfly start to hatch
March 16th, 2017 | by Kevin Crowley
Declan Gibbons reports on that last week saw slower fishing activity on Lough Corrib but with more settled weather and a rise in temperatures the duckfly shouldn’t be too far away, indeed some fly are making an appearance already. Those anglers who were out encountered fish and had some nice sport.
In the Roscahill area Gearoid Little had 11 trout for two day’s trolling, and most of the 11 were released.
In the Oughterard area local man Peter Kelly went out on Corrib for a few hours in his traditional punt trolling the brickeen and had great success, landing a cracking fish of 7lbs.
Also in the Oughterard area Kevin Molloy of Baurisheen Bay Boat Hire (087-9604170) was fishing on Monday last trolling and had 3 trout for his day, while on Wednesday he had 2 fish on wet fly. Michael Donnellan, Oughterard had 12 trout for two day’s trolling and sportingly returned 9. John Gibbons, Oughterard had 5 fish for two day’s trolling.
In the Cornamona area Kevin Cronin of Dublin and Roundstone was fishing on Wednesday afternoon last with local angler Peter Walsh and had a cracking trout of 4lbs on a Silver Dabbler.
Staying in the Cornamona area Richard Molloy of Ballard Boat Hire and Self Catering (087-2879339) reported on a Swiss group enjoying excellent fishing – trolling – for their week’s stay and landing 25 trout, all sportingly released with the best fish estimated at 4.25lbs.
Ballindiff Angling Club chairman Andrew Boyd and friend Dave McCormack had 3 fish to the boat on Sunday last, with Andrew landing a trout of 5.5lbs on the fly. All these fish were sportingly released and Andrew wins Catch of the Week for his big trout.