High water levels, cold temperatures and occasional windy days over the past week and a half have made fishing conditions on the lough less than ideal. On Friday the 3rd Tommy Lynch was fishing the lough and managed to hook 7 trout and land 4 fine overwintered fish. Tommy used various lure patterns to achieve his success. There was very little angling pressure on the lough during the week, as a result no fish were reported. Saturday 11th saw a good turn out of anglers with Peter Walsh, Colm Walsh, Tommy Lynch, Francis Brady and Anthony Walsh among the club members to take to the water. Conditions still proved challenging, however, Tommy delivered the goods again within 5 minutes of starting by catching a fine brown trout on a brass-head lure. This was to be the only fish reported for the day, well done Tommy. Remember if you have been fishing the lake and have a catch to report please email to the club email address (available at www.ballymoteangling.com ). This will help greatly with monitoring fishing activity and accurate assessment of fish stocks.