Colin Folan of Lough Inagh Lodge reports that though water levels are still low, but at least there is a flow in the river now.  We had a lot of rain on  Monday night and Lough Inagh rose 3 inches in the following 24 hours.  It didn’t rain much on yesterday, until the evening when it started to lash.  I fished The Derryclare Butts yesterday morning at 10.30am without any joy.  I returned at 2.45pm and managed to land two Sea Trout of 1.5lbs and 4lbs.  Both were silver bars and took a small Silver Badger.  I had a few more takes, but the fish were too quick for me (fresh Sea Trout tend to be).

Last week’s fising

10/06 The recent spell of good weather seems to have come to an end for the time being.  Very few anglers fished, as there is no water in the river.  However, Derryclare Lake was fished a couple of times during the week, and Valerie and Clive Martin(Louth) recorded 12 Browns to 2lbs for two half days.  Most of the fish took a Green Peter.  As I write this report I am looking out the window and the welcome sight of rain and rain clouds are bringing hope for later in the week.  The outlook for the coming days is for plenty of rain, and I believe by Friday(June 14), we will have some decent numbers of grilse entering the system.

Colin Folan.
Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel

Go fishing at the Lough Inagh and Derryclare Fishery…

These two 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. There are three sets of ‘Butts’ or long fishing piers, built out onto Derryclare Lough for the anglers convenience. There are no boats available on Derryclare Lough and all the fishing is done from the Butts and the bank.  Lough Inagh Fishery is fly only, and normal fishing hours are 930am – 7pm. The river beats are rotated on a half day basis. The manicured river banks, and cosy fishing huts provide comfort for anglers of all ages and fitness.

Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel
Co. Galway
Phone: 00353 95 34706
Mobile: 086 8679459 (mobile)

Lough Inagh
Lough Inagh and Derryclare Fishery