Colin Folan reports on the fishing at Lough Inagh where one luck angler managed a Grand Slam at the weekend…

3 Salmon, 66 Sea Trout, 13 Brown Trout and 2 Char were landed this week for 32 Rod Days.  It was a relatively quiet week with all the angling taking place on the lake.  The water levels in the river have all but gone and we could do with a top up.

Lough Inagh has been fishing best in the afternoons lately which is not usually the norm, and the Sea Trout seem to be more plentiful in the bottom end of the Lough, especially in Schoolhouse Bay.

The Cornomona Anglers had their annual visit to Lough Inagh on Saturday and 8 rods landed 20 Sea Trout and IFI officer Kevin Kerrigen had a day to remember landing the Grand Slam of Inagh, which comprises the 4 species (Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Char) on a single day.

Cian Hanley (Galway) landed a fine Salmon of 11.25lbs on a Jungle Bunny.  Michael Heery and William Hamilton (Dublin) had 13 Sea Trout to 2.25lbs for a day on Inagh.

Top flies for Sea Trout this week were; Green Dabbler, Green Peter, Connemara Black, Kate McClaren and Bibio.

Only 4 weeks left now folks.

Colin Folan
Lough Inagh Lodge

Go fishing…

Loughs Derryclare and Inagh lie in the lovely Inagh Valley with the Twelve Pins (Bens) of Connemara rising steeply to the west, and the Maumturk Mountain range to the east. There are two short connecting rivers, which contain four river beats. The fishery has spring salmon, grilse, sea trout and large indigenous brown trout. In recent years the fishery has seen a resurgence of fish numbers, and in 2010 – 2012, the fishery has produced Salmon to 15lbs, Sea Trout to 5lbs and Brown Trout to 12lbs.

Lough Inagh Lodge
Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Tel: +353 095 34706