Kevin Crowley reports that the season is coming to an end on Lough Corrib, where fishing has been reasonably good lately. I just have reports from a few local competitions fished on the lake over the weekend. The Ennis Anglers held a competition out of Greenfields, with local guide Basil Shiels taking first place with a catch of 4 trout for 6.25 lb. Second place went to Ger Colohan and another angler whose name I haven’t received, with one fish for 1.5 lb. each.

The Martin Molloy Cup was held out of Derrymoyle, with 27 anglers recording 12 trout over the size limit. Tim Molloy took first prize, with 2 trout for 1.55 kg. Peter Curran was 2nd, with 1 trout for 1.02 kg, and Gerry Dixon was 3rd, with 1 trout for 1.008 kg.

The McGrath Cup, a team event, was won by Harold O’Toole and Stephen Greaney, with 7 trout for 8.25 lb., while Pat and Mike McGrath took second place with 4 trout for 4.8 lb.  50 anglers competed and landed 32 trout over the limit.

The only other report I have is from Sean Naughton from Tuam, who landed a fine trout of 7.5 lb. on the fly.

High winds today will put many anglers off the lake, but winds are due to moderate over the next few days and fishing should be good over the last week or so of the season. At this time of year many trout are getting ready to spawn, so please exercise restraint and don’t take gravid fish – releasing fish now will pay off with better fishing in the years to come.