Kevin Crowley reports on Lough Corrib…

Reports from Corrib have been slow to come in so far, but stormy conditions have restricted angling somewhat, and the Oughterard Development 50 competition was curtailed to one day, with conditions on Sunday proving unsafe. First prize on Saturday went to Mike Coyne and Tommy Carroll, with 5 trout for 4.335kgs. The second team was Kevin Molloy and Mike Faherty, with 3 trout for 3.775kgs, and third were Jim Glynn and Willie Molloy, with 3 trout for 3.635kgs.
Pat Feerick landed the heaviest trout, a nice fish of 1.755kgs. Overall 30 anglers fished, recording 36 trout over the limit for a total weight of 31.655kgs.

The previous week, the Garda West club held a competition, with Seamus Kelly taking top honours with 2 trout for 7lbs. Peter McGovern was second, with a fine trout of 4lbs, and Paddy Tierney was third, with a trout of 3.5lbs.

14 lb brown trout caught by Sean Reynolds at Ashford Bay, Lough Corrib on Tuesday the 9th of April and safely returned.
14 lb brown trout caught by Sean Reynolds at Ashford Bay, Lough Corrib on Tuesday the 9th of April and safely returned.

This week, very few rods have been out in the stormy conditions, but with the stormy conditions has come much milder temperatures, and once the wind drops I would expect to hear of many more anglers venturing out.

Kevin Crowley
IFI Galway