Eamon Walsh reports that with the season drawing to a close, anglers are making the best of the last few opportunities for a spot of fishing.  The high southwest winds over the weekend made the fishing uncomfortable at best in many areas of the lake.  Those fishing on the western shore of the lake fared best.  John MacGyver and a friend from Northern Ireland landed 8 trout for a weight of 13lbs over 3 days to wet and dry fly in the Oughterard area.  Mark Couch took two fish of 5 and 2 lbs, while releasing many more, also to wet fly.  The best catch must surely go to Gordon Swan who had 4 fish, the best a stunning 9.75lbs trout on a wet fly.

A Garda competition run out of Greenfields yielded 6 trout for 12 rods. Christy Reilly took 1st prize with 2 fish, while Seamus Kelly claimed 2nd, also with 2 fish.

In the Corrnamona area, Peter Curran took one trout of over 2lbs while releasing two more of over 1.5lbs.

Gary Costelloe from Lakelands Angling Centre, Oughterard, reports that the DADS (Dublin Amateur Dapping Society)held their annual September fishing outing last weekend from Lakelands. Fishing was a little slower than the previous weeks but they still managed to catch some nice trout

David Buggy had a nice trout of 3lbs 2oz, Aidan Brophy one of 2lbs 5oz ,Paul Murphy one of 2lbs 10oz,Peter Kidney had a trout for 1lb 5oz ,Eric Logan one for 1lb 4oz and Bernard Kennedy had 2 trout for 3lbs 4oz which won him the DADS Perpetual Trophy for biggest bag .

Also fishing was Douwe van Sinderen and friend from Holland who had some good action on wet fly . All saw plenty of small trout showing, which looks good for the future.

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