April 14th to 17th:
Weather has remained cold and showery. The Woodcock boys are staying with Paul and Deirdre at Innyaby B&B and finding things very difficult. They did have one moment of joy when they took a 10lb Trout from Lough Ree and we are awaiting the photographs.
Peter has been very quiet, he is still prebaiting a swim and we will wait and see what takes place. He did inform us that the only place to catch fish is at Lanesborough on the Hot Water Stretch but spaces are limited.
Phil has gone back to England, the fishing was poor overall and the few fish that were caught were probably glad to have escaped Phil’s hands.
Chris had one trip down the river today to drown a few maggots. Two casts two bites two Trout and then nothing at all.
Doonis Bog is full of life with the first large hatch of Damselfly, the Orangetips are now numerous in number and solitary bees and hoverflies are covering the Gorse flowers in huge numbers. The Greater Diving Beetle are also enjoying the vigours of Spring and the Willow Warblers are in full voice…