Eamon Walsh reports that the drop in temperatures over the past week, along with some good winds and showers, provided anglers a chance to once again fish the mayfly.   Large hatches have been reported in various parts of the lake.  A Corrib Federation Cup competition fished out of Kilbeg was won by Corr Na Mona Angler Peadar Gavin with 5 trout, all on mayfly patterns.  Anglers say that good hatches could be seen around the Kilbeg area, and especially at Rabbit Island. The competition was well supported with 50 anglers taking part.

Very few anglers are being seen in the Oughterard area where much of the focus has switched from fly fishing for trout to trolling for salmon. One set of anglers from Northern Ireland, Ben Maguire and friend, had a great day wet fly fishing, having 6 good fish up to 3lbs to the boat, all of which were released.  Well known angler Mike Shanks reported on an excellent week fishing around the Dooras peninsula. Mike had up to 15 good sized fish and many more between 12 to 13 inches for his few days.

Donal Connolly from Nonaim Lodge, Glann, Oughterard emailed to report on some good fishing in the Glann area over the weekend. Liam O’Connor, Dublin had a total of 6 trout and 1 grilse, the best trout was 2.25lbs and the grilse was 3lbs, all caught on wetfly. Will Landale, Dublin,had 1 trout for 1.25lbs on fly. Rob Eyers, Galway had 2 trout on fly for 4.5lbs (2.5lbs and 2lbs). Donal Connolly, Nonaim Lodge, had 5 trout on wet fly – best fish 3lbs.

Gerry and Shane Joyce had 3 grilse for about 13 lbs; 12-year-old Shane had an epic struggle with a hard fighting fish before he expertly landed him – Donal was lucky enough to be fishing close by at the time and enjoyed watching the battle. Well done Shane!

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