Lough Corrib

Compared to last week, fishing on Lough Corrib slowed down a bit. However, trout are still taking Mayfly and Murrough patterns and anglers reporting some good catches. A party of four anglers from Northern Ireland fishing out of Oughterard had 9 trout for 2 days, best at 2.5 lbs., while Mr. Caridia, Kerry, caught  8 fish over 3 days (best 2.5 lbs.) on the dap.

Two competitions were also held during the week. The Martin Molloy Cup was fished by 58 anglers. Twenty-four trout were caught weighing a total of 16.5kg. Results were as follows: Local angler, Joe Healy, won the competition with 4 trout for 3.460kg. Second place went to Seamus Kelly with 2 fish for 2.410kg and David May, Carlow, came in third with one fish weighing 1.890kg. David also won the prize for heaviest fish with his fine trout. The junior section was won by Micheal Molloy with one trout for 0.395kg.

Elsewhere, twenty-five anglers competed in the John Gill Cup, catching a total of 13 trout. First place went to Joe Donnelan with 3 trout for 3.16kg; Billy Molloy finished runner-up with one trout for 1.78kg and Joe Healy came in third with 2 fish for 1.48kg. Billy Molloy also had the heaviest fish with his 1.78kg trout.

Kevin Crowley
IFI Galway