Lindsey Clarke Angling & Development Fishery Officer, IFI Ballyshannon reports

LOUGH MELVIN – Monday 20th to Sunday 26th February 2012.

A number of boats ventured out over the week but most anglers understandably concentrated on the weekend when there were some 9 or 10 boats out each day. There were reports of the trout fishing picking up due in great part to good hatches of buzzers on the milder days. The best of the hatches seemed to be in the late afternoon or early evening around 5 pm. 3 anglers fishing Saturday had a good day recording 8 decent trout caught on wet flies with the best of these weighing 2¼ lb. This fish contained buzzers, hog lice and fresh water shrimps.

For info/boat hire/bookings etc on Lough Melvin see or Tel: 071 9841055.

For info/Guides/boat hire on Lough Melvin contact Sean Maguire’s Tackle Shop, Main Street, Garrison.

Lough Melvin, Rossinver Fishery: For info/Guides/boat hire/bookings etc, contact Bill McNeary. Tel: 071 9854930.