Loughs Conn & Cullin

At Pontoon Bridge Hotel, Mary F, Newman, USA, had 5 trout, best at 1.5 lbs., while Harry Rechtfeld, Switzerland boated 11 fish, best at 2 lbs.  From Murphy’s Boat Hire, Cloghans, Barry Graham and Ned Tyrell, Offally had four trout each, best at 2 lb.

Fishing out of Cloghans, Roy Jones, Wales caught 2 trout on dry Wulffs, best at 1.5 lbs. Cloonamoyne Fishery also reported some good results: Chris and Amy Kenny-Riches, USA had 28 trout over 3 days, best at 1.75 lbs. all on dry Grey and Yellow Wullfs. Reverend John Flynn & family, Knockmore boated 44 fish over 5 days, best at 1.25 lbs. all on dry Olives, while John McAleese and Michael Gill, Dublin caught 32 trout over 3 days, best at 2 lbs. on wet flies and the dap.

During the week the Annual Garda Competition was fished with 40 anglers taking part in the event. Results were as follows:

1st Declan Conlon, Kildare, 3 trout, 3.21 lbs.

2nd Stephen Neylon, Dublin, 3 trout, 3.12 lbs.

3rd Jim Caden, Ballina, 3 trout, 3.01 lbs.

Best retired angler: Tom McMahon, Dublin, 3 trout 3.12 lbs.

Heaviest fish: Declan Conlon, Kildare, 2.3 lbs.

Lough Conn & Cullin Anglers Association held their two day Whit Weekend Competition. Eighty-five anglers caught 62 trout totalling 32.46 kg. Results were as follows:

1st Martin Ferrick, Ballinrobe, 6 trout, 3.030 kg

2nd John Purtill, Tipperary, 3 trout, 1.710 kg

3rd Martin Cooper, Dundalk, 3 trout, 1.460 kg

4th Willie Burke, Tipperary, 3 trout, 1.440 kg

5th John Walsh, Cloghans, 2 trout, 1.360 kg

Heaviest fish: Gary Dawson, NI, 1.045 kg

Lough Arrow

Anglers who ventured out on Lough Arrow during the week were rewarded with some fine catches.  Most of the action took place late in the evenings. Maurice Whiteman, Northern Ireland, had four trout, heaviest at 4.5 lbs., while local angler Brian Kelly reported a fine 3.5 lbs. fish. All fish were caught on Murrough patterns.

Markus Müller
Fisheries Information Manager