Milder weather of late has led to an increase in fly activity on the lake, coupled with an increase in angling effort leading to greater catch returns.

Some anglers enjoyed great success, with Joe Quinn, Cloghans, boating ten trout in total over three days, all caught on Buzzers. Five of Joes’ trout were over 2lbs, with his best weighing a very respectable 3.5lbs and were taken in the Bog Bay and Cloghans areas. Stephen Brown, Cloghans, also had success with the Buzzer, with two of around 1.5lbs.


Gary Binley, Foxford had one of 1.25lbs to a Bibio, while nephew Ryan Binley, had two of 1lbs taken on a Duckfly. Boat partners, and frequent visitors to Lough Conn, Mick Sweeney and Liam McHugh, Loughrea, had six trout in total. Mick landed four, with his best weighing 2.5lbs, with Liam landing two, all fish taken on the Sooty-Olive.


Ronnie Chambers, Belfast, had two trout of 1lbs on the Buzzer, while Ian Wise and John Warren, Crossmolina, also had success on the Buzzer, with three trout between them in the Enniscoe and Bog Bay areas. Finally, Joe Moffat, fishing the Green Peter, had one trout of 2lbs and Harry McCafferty, Ballina had three trout on Wednesday past, taken on the Claret Bumble and Bibio.