The Dromore Angling Club stretch of the Lagan has also been producing the goods for its members. Local anglers Andrew and Mark Sloan report catching plenty of well made wild trout to 14 inches employing the Duo method as well as traditional wetfly tactics. The first competition of the year was on Saturday past and was well supported with a good turn out of club anglers. The river didn’t fail to disappoint with most anglers reporting plenty of trout. The winner was Roy McKee with an excellent river trout of 1lb 12oz, 2nd place was former youth international Mark Sloan (14.5oz) and Nigel Greer was third (10.2oz).
Meanwhile the Iveagh Angling club stretch off the River Lagan has also had an excellent start to the new season with plenty of wild trout recorded, again mainly to weighted nymphs fished straight through or under a dryfly. Stuart McMurran and Neil McMullen both report catches into the twenty’s up to around 13 inches, again mainly to olive and hares ear nymphs. Gary Houston also had three fish all around the thirteen inch mark.