Fishery manager Colin Folan was delighted to report that that sea trout fishing is still very good, and actually getting better as the days go on. In total there were 98 sea trout landed for the week. Most of the fish are being caught on the lake, as there is very little water in the river beats at present. Most of the fish are of equal size (roughly 1lb 2oz), and in very good condition. If we keep going as we are, it will be the best year since the collapse in 1988. John Casey (Galway) had the best fish of the week, a fresh 2.5lbs fish from Pine Island Beat. Billy Grange and George Murray (N.Ireland) fished Lough Inagh for Friday and Saturday and landed a total of 20 sea trout and a small fresh grilse of 3lbs on a Silver Daddy and a Clan Chief. Sean McCloskey and Mervyn Bell (N. Ireland) had a great day with 10 to 1.5lbs on a Jungle Bunny.
Salmon fishing remained slow due to the lack of water, however 6 were landed in total for the week. Dara Noone (Galway) had the best fish, weighing 6.5lbs, caught on a Red Daddy on Lough Inagh.
Colin emailed again on Wednesday to say that 36 hours of rain has driven the water up to flood level. All the beats are fishable and I believe that there is a good run happening. 2 anglers who were out on Inagh on Wednesday morning landed 4 salmon to 12lbs and 8 sea trout. Good fishing should be around for a few days yet.
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