Margaret Gorman from Isham Self-Catering and Boat Hire reports that mayfly hatches are beginning to improve on Mask, and with higher temperatures forecast, prospects for the week ahead look good. Anglers enjoyed mixed fishing for the week, with northerly winds giving low temperatures and unfavourable fishing conditions. There were good records of catches to Olives and Sedges, with the aforementioned mayfly picking up later in the week.

Chris & Edith Loots, Belgium completed their holiday after fishing from Dringeen Bay.   They recorded 119 trout for 10 days angling, including the best fish of over 5lbs taken from Dringeen Bay.   Virtually all of their catch was returned. Lonan O’Farrell and his dad Pat had a nice day on Saturday, with Lonan landing 5 trout – best fish over 2lbs on wet fly. Conor Dennedy and Michael Lennon had 3 trout for a wet and blustery day.

Jim Dix, Dublin and his friend Jackie, Northern Ireland fished for a couple of days from Dringeen Bay and had good success on wet flies. Digby Lewis, UK and John Wilson, Malawi continue to fish on Lough Mask and Lough Corrib with some success. Pat Gorman and friend fished for an afternoon and had 3 nice trout on wet flies – best fish 2.5lbs.

Dr. Ian and Rosie Gordon, Northern Ireland and Roderick and Caroline Murphy, Kilkenny stayed at ‘Isham’ Self Catering and fished Lough Carra. They had some fish on dry flies but were hampered by windy conditions and poor hatches of mayfly.

All anglers report encountering large numbers of small fish. The best flies for the week were Sooty Olive, Red Arse Green Peter and Claret Dabbler.

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