The current heatwave means that fishing on Corrib has been seriously curtailed, with most anglers either heading for the beach, or just fishing very early or very late.

Eamon Walsh reports that fishing in the Greenfields area threw up some good results for the few anglers who ventured out. Good hatches of mayfly and sedges are being reported in many areas.   Sean Dixon and Ger Maloney fished for a day, having 3 trout for a total of 4.5lbs on wet fly.  Frankie Gllfoyle Jr and a friend had 4 trout up to 2lbs while dapping.

In Cong, Declan Gibbons assisted two US anglers staying in Ashford Castle, capturing 2 fine salmon while trolling toby’s in the Ashford Bay area.

On Sunday last the Kilbeg Anglers ran a mixed bag competition in which 25 anglers captured 8 fish.  In first place was TJ Egan who had a pike of 6lbs and a perch, in second was Mike Foley with one trout and a perch.

Father and son team Mike and Mathew Dooley travelled from South Africa to fish with Larry McCarthy from Corrib View Lodge and Angling Services.  They were eager to give different forms of fly fishing a try.  Their trip was well worthwhile with some wonderful catches.  Monday produced 8 double figure pike to 17lbs all on the fly. Tuesday saw them switch focus to Lough Mask, where they  had 8 good trout to 2.5lbs, all on dry sedge patterns. On Wednesday young Mathew, 16 years of age, had a 23lbs pike on fly followed by 8 nice trout to 2.5lbs on sedge patterns in the Greenfields area. Thursday brought further success, with 9 trout on dry may fly patterns including 2 over 2.5lbs and a personal best for Mathew of 4lbs, all the trout caught in the Inchiquin area.

To book fishing or accommodation at Corrib View Lodge, contact Larry at +353 93 31718, or check