Ronan Cusack reports that Mask produced very good fishing again this week, with the majority of fish being caught in shallow water on wetfly patterns.

Duckfly hatches are still sparse and only small numbers of trout have been taken on buzzer so far. Ballinrobe angler Frank O’Hara had 2 fish on Thursday last (best fish 1.75lbs). Frank mentioned rising and returning numerous small fish throughout the day.  Adrian Armitage and Johnny O’Malley from Mullingar fished on Wednesday and they had 5 fish for their day (best fish 1.75lbs). Joe Fitzharris and friend, Ballyhaunis, also fished on Wednesday, and Joe reported boating 21 fish, including 7 good sized trout, which were also returned. Their best fish on the day was approximately 2lbs. Pat Winning, Cork, fished on Wednesday and Thursday this week and he had 6 fish over the two days (best fish 1.75lbs).  Sean O’Loughlin, Galway, fished on Wednesday with Tony O’Donnell and they had 2 fish for the day (best fish 1.75lbs). Ballinrobe anglers Conor O’Mahony and Mick Byrne had 8 fish on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend (best fish 1.75lbs). Sean Maloney, Ballinrobe, fished on Saturday with Noel Farrer from Dublin and they had 10 fish for the day (best fish 2.25lbs). Sean fished again on Sunday and he had a further 5 (best trout 1.75lbs).

Ronan also guides on Mask and can be contacted at cusackronan@gmail.com or on 087 2869487.

Kevin Crowley IFI Galway

E-mail – kevin.crowley@fisheriesireland.ie