As in common with other rivers in the area the Lagan has also went up again.  Prior to this fishing was steady to a variety of methods although fly hatches have been stifled with the drop in temperatures forcing anglers to scratch about with nymph patterns as opposed to dries.  I guided Joe Heggarty on the Iveagh stretch of the river on Monday and he had a successful day returning a reasonable number of fish to around 34cm and had a real knee trembler when he had a prolonged tussle with a much large trout that finally threw the hook.  As the river fines down and the ‘black stuff’ starts in earnest there  few places I would rather be than the Lagan for quantity and quality.

Brian Russell
Angling Guide