High winds deterred many anglers from venturing out on the lakes last week. Some however, did avail of the brief breaks in the winds to fish. Angling out of Pontoon Bridge Hotel, Eamon and Marcia Carroll, Co. Dublin, had two trout at 1.1lbs each for a day, caught on the Golden Olive. Jack Mellet also had one of 1.5lbs. Fishing the Cloghans Bay area, Peter Roche had 5 trout for 6lbs for a day on the Claret and Mallard, and also lost a Salmon. Stephen Brown also boated one trout of just over 1lbs on a Bibio.
In the Crossmolina area John Lynn had two trout for 2lbs on the Wulff, while Mark Flynn, Co. Kildare, had one of 2.5lbs on a Connemara Black.