Like elsewhere in Connemara, Lough Inagh suffered with low water and high temperatures last. However, the rain has now arrived, and water levels are expected to rise over the next day or two. Fishery manager Colin Folan fished at the Derryclare Butts yesterday afternoon and landed 2 sea trout, one of 1.5lbs and the other a cracking 4lbs. The sea trout run appears to be starting at Ballynahinch and Inagh, and once the water rises we should see good fishing here.

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