There were no reports for the last week of the season, but it was a memorable one to look back on. After a couple of lean years, Mask returned to form, producing large numbers of small trout this year. While the average size of the fish was small, their sheer numbers and willingness to take a fly bodes well for the next couple of years on the lake, and is testament to the great work carried out on spawning streams by IFI staff, in particular local assistant inspector Liam Gavin and his staff – Ronan Cusack, John Campbell, Padraic Kerrigan and Declan Gibbons. My thanks are also due to Ronan for his regular updates on the fishing throughout the season.