Conn has gotten a little quieter in recent weeks, however, some anglers continue to have good sport fishing a variety of patterns, including Buzzers, Dry Olives, Green Peters, Dabblers, Wulff’s and Spent Gnat Patterns.
Fishing the Crossmolina end of the lake, Brian Melvin, Co. Cavan, had six trout, his best 3lbs in the Bog Bay area, on dry flies. Gerry Durcan, Tomas O’Neill and son Ryan boated 10 trout, up to 1.5lbs, all on wet flies. On the Brackwansha and Cloghans side, Patrick Ward and Richard Murray averaged three trout each over two evenings, while Harry and Mick McNeeley also averaged three each per evening, up to 1.5lbs on Dabblers. Peter Roche had four trout for an evening off the Brackwansha shore while fishing wets.
Out of Pontoon Bridge Hotel, fishing Lough Cullen, Sonya Rainey, Sligo/Belfast had good success fishing the Olive Bumble, where she boated two trout for 2lbs, a sea trout of 1.25lbs and also landed a salmon while trolling. Stephen and Richard Lusty, Belfast, had three trout averaging 1lbs on dry Olives, while Damien McInerny had two for 3lbs, also on dry Olives. Ian Fox, Co. Dublin, accounted for 6 trout, average size 1.5lbs, on various dry patterns. Michelle Leidi, London, fishing with Jack Mellet averaged seven trout per day over two days, again on dry patterns.
Pat Moores and Pat Kearins, Manchester, boated seven trout on Buzzers, up to 2lbs weight.
Fishing from Gerry Murphy’s boat hire, Nigel Williams and David Uff, U.K. recorded five trout and a grilse on dry Olives. Trevor Doherty and boat partner landed four trout each while Bill Stewart, Pontoon, had five, average size was 1.5lbs. Jack Lynch and Graham Williams, had four trout each on Cullen, on wets, Green Peters and Dabblers.