Lough Ennell:

Over the past week Ennell was at its best…..warm weather, great hatches of May fly and some remarkable trout fishing to the Spent in particular. In fact the Ennell anglers are saying that it was the best hatch of may fly in at least 20 years but in true Ennell fashion the tout were scarce and reluctant to get involved in any feeding patterns with the exception of some evenings when there was ferocious activity to the spent like Paul Garvan had one of the evenings with a 3 lb fish while fishing out of Liliput, but generally the lake was slow to sparkle.

Lough Owel:

Once again there has been a good hatch of mayfly on the lake at the back of Tullaghan and down along the ash ditch. Over the last two weeks 216 fish have been reported caught on Owel.  The best results were Greg Long Dublin who had 12 fish best of which was 2lbs, and all were returned to the lake.  Michael Tyvoid Dublin had 8 fish to the may fly best 2¾ which he kept and the rest were returned.  

Lough Derravaragh:

Very few Anglers fished Derravaragh last week and it would seem that most had moved to Sheelin or Ennell to be part of the action at those venues  but there was a big hatch of May Fly reported from Derravaragh but nobody fishing…….

Dermot Broughan reporting from the Mullingar area