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Trout had a feeding frenzie on the Shannon especially on the spent

May 31st, 2012 | by

Angling report from Shannon River Basin

Last week was the high point of the May Fly fishing on most of the Shannon trout lakes and rivers. However there were some indications that the season may be finishing off in the lower parts of Lough Derg.

There were great may fly hatches on most of the lakes…. Loughs Ree, Sheelin, Ennell, Owel, Derravaragh and the River Suck tributaries.  And the trout responded by going on feeding frenzies especially on the spent.

A feature on most lakes this year was anglers returning all of their catch to the water again.  Gone are the days when there was wholesale killing of fish during the May Fly season which is great  news for all.

The low water levels on the salmon rivers of Kerry Limerick and Clare last week resulted in few anglers fishing for salmon, but instead there was some nice sea-trout fishing especially on the Feale late at night.

Francis McGoldrick with two nice Hybrids from River Shannon at The Mud Flats in Carrick on Shannon

Francis McGoldrick with two nice Hybrids from River Shannon at The Mud Flats in Carrick on Shannon

Coarse fish are spawning at present and their locations and feeding patterns were unpredictable.

Compliments of

Matt Nolan

Fisheries Inspector Upper Shannon


This post is in: Lough Derravaragh, Lough Ennell, Lough Owel, Lough Sheelin, Mayfly, Trout fishing reports