The Recess Anglers(see pic) fished The Tom Joyce Memorial Competition on Lough Inagh last week.  21 anglers took part and there were 3 Salmon, 4 Sea Trout and 21 Brown Trout landed.  The winner was Patrick Joyce with a Salmon of 5.75 lbs, second was Declan Ridge with a Grilse of 4.75lbs and third was Cathal Staunton with a Grilse of 3.75 lbs.  Kevin Kelly landed the biggest fish of the day, a specimen Brown Trout of 10.71 lbs.

Kevin Kelly with a specimen brown trout over 10 lb. from Lough Inagh.

Water levels are very high at time of writing and there is the the best Sea Trout run in a good number of years.  Nearly all the fish are over a pound and all are lice free and very plump.
Colin Folan had 5 on trout flies for an hour at The Derryclare Butts yesterday, and Henry Harendza(Germany) landed 3 on a Stoats Tail.  Total for the week is 24, with only 2 of them under a pound.

There is also a very good run of grilse and some very large ones are showing on the fish counters.  10 Salmon were landed for the week, with most anglers preferring to fish the lake.  In fact 7 of the 10 were taken on Lough Inagh.  Noel Greaney(Galway), Padraic Fahy(Galway), Andy Walshe(Galway) and Michael Heery(Dublin) all had Grilse from Lough Inagh, averaging 5lbs.  Top lake flies were Father Ronan and Silver Daddy.   David Molloy(Dublin) had a Grilse of 5lbs on a Garry Dog from The Derryclare Butts and Mike Horne(UK) had a smashing fish of 8lbs on The Trout Pool, the fish took a Sunray Shadow and was released.

Tight Lines,

Colin Folan,
Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel,
Co. Galway
00353 95 34706

1 St. Brendans Ave.,
086 8679459 (mobile)