Milder weather for a period last week allowed more anglers to venture onto Lough Conn, many enjoying reasonable success for the time of season. Mick Sweeny, Loughrea and boat partner had a total of 6 trout in the Victoria Bay and Massbrook areas all to the Fiery Brown. Ian Wise and John Warren also had success, boating 7 trout, their best weighing 1.5lbs. These were taken in the Bog Bay and Enniscoe areas, and fell to the Green Peter and Fiery Brown. Joe Quinn, Cloghans had one of 2lbs to a Buzzer and while fishing the Brackwansha Shore, Stephen Brown caught two of 1.5lbs, on the Bibio. Joe Ferguson, Knockmore also had one at Brackwansha, weighing 1.25lbs and taken on a Minkie.

Trout anglers are also reminded that it is quite common at this time of year to hook and catch kelts in Loughs Conn and Cullin. These fish, if hooked, should be quickly played and unhooked while still in the water and released unharmed.