Traditionally, the latter part of August and September can produce good angling on Lough Conn, this was indeed the case for Michael Tiernan Jr. of Foxford. While fishing with Thomas Foley and former ITFFA Youth International teammate Shane Bird, Michael hooked, boated and successfully released a magnificent brown trout, estimated at over 10lbs weight. The fish took a size 14 Pearly Dabbler, fished on the top dropper in the Massbrooke area.

Elsewhere on the lough, fishing out of Pontoon Bridge Hotel, Philip O’Rourke had three trout while boat partner Seamus Parke, London, had one. Vincent O’Boyle and Steven Lusty boated five trout between them, all taken on Dabblers. Visiting anglers to Pontoon Bridge, Andre Saller and Uve Dobele, Germany, had three trout from Conn, and accounted for three salmon while fishing the River Moy during their stay.

Fishing out of Cloghans, Brendan Breslin had two to a Claret Stimulator, his best was 2.5lbs. Joe Ferguson boated three trout, his best 2lbs, while Joe Quinn and John Walsh had five to the boat, all taken on Dabblers.