Fergus Lynch reports:

At last the fishing on the upper part of the River Shannon has begun to show results. The water levels are dropping back to near normal levels and the weather conditions have even begun to feel more like September.

The local coarse hot spots began to produce nice nets of fish too.

Brian Bohan from Mohill, one of the best tench anglers in Ireland, had a few great evenings on Lough McHugh close to where he lives in Mohill.  His catches included tench to 4.5 lbs – great fishing.

Brian also fished the Mud Flats in Carrick-on-Shannon and had a keep net of 20 lbs of roach skimmers and a few decent bream.

Jack Grimes from Leeds fished the Shannon at Drumsna during last week and recorded weights of 13 to 15 lbs of roach, tench and bream.

European anglers mainly from France and Switzerland fishing from cruisers in the Tarmonbarry and Rooskey areas are catching good size perch and the occasional pike to 10 lbs.

There were no reports of fish being caught on Lough Allen or the Shannon in the Leitrim village/Drumshanbo areas.