Colin Folan reports that Lough Inagh received plenty of rain last week, which brought levels well up and brought a run of salmon and sea trout into the fishery. Inagh ghillies Dara O Connor (aged 18) and Colin Folan ( aged 18 and a bit!) fished Lough Inagh on Saturday morning, and caught two 5lbs grilse on a Cascade and a Green Peter. The grilse seem to be running to the top of the lake and not stopping in the river beats. When it comes to salmon, they can be a bit like buses. Roundstone angler, Noel King has fished Connemara for 10 years without success. But Monday was Noel’s day. He landed his first salmon on the fly rod at 11a.m. and the fish was estimated at 12lbs, but was released as it was a coloured hen fish. Minutes later he landed a fresh grilse of 5.5lbs. Both fish took a Green Peter.
To book fishing or accommodation at Lough Inagh Lodge, call the lodge on 095 34706, or check www.loughinaghlodgehotel.ie