Wind badly affected conditions on Conn at the end of the week, but many hardy anglers found shelter and continued to fish. Others enjoyed good success in the early part of the week, with the Octopus and Green Peter again proving to be highly successful flies. The southern portion of the lake appears to be fishing better than the northern half at present.


Fishing out of Pontoon, Derek Murphy, Co. Dublin and Celia Mc Bride, Co. Kildare boated four trout up to 1.5lbs on wet flies. John Cagney, New York, had good sport fishing dry Wulff’s, with three trout, his best 2.25lbs with all released. James and son Shaun Sheridan, New Jersey, enjoyed good sport over three days when they had 11 trout, the best 2 lbs, all on Octopus and Daddies, four perch and a pike weighing 6 lbs.

Regular visitors to Murphy’s Boat Hire, Liam Mc Hugh and Michael Sweeney, Co. Offaly and Co. Galway had six trout between them over two days, all returned, in the Massbrook area on wet flies. Also fishing out of Murphy’s, Martin Foley, Co. Dublin had two trout for 3 lbs on the Green Peter. Thomas Reape and James Browne, Co. Galway, recorded seven small trout taken on Daddies, averaging 1lbs.

Fishing the Crossmolina side of Conn, Shaun Concannon, Manchester, had one trout for 1.5 lbs on a dry Daddy in BogBay. Will Ryan and Aidan Harper, Co. Limerick had four trout and four perch, their best weighing 1.5 lbs on wet patterns.


The Kieran Lynn Memorial Cup Competition was hosted recently on Lough Conn out of Murphy’s Boat Hire, Massbrook. Winning first place and a prize of 500 was Michael Noone, Lahardane with one trout for 838g, in second was John Sherdian, Foxford, with one of 674g and in third place was Derek McBride, Dublin, with one of 520g.