Ronan Cusack reports that the lake rose quickly following last week’s rain, and is at least a foot higher at the moment than it has been recently. The duckfly hatch has petered out, but there are plenty of sedges hatching off. No olives have been observed yet, but these should start hatching any day now. Hugh Jamieson brought a party of 13 to Hall’s Angling Centre for 2 days fishing, and they recorded 14 trout to 2.5lbs, all to wetfly. David Hall himself fished on Friday for 2 fish to 2lbs, and brought Frank Doyle and his son out on another day, where they landed 5 trout to 1.75lbs. To book fishing or accommodation at Hall’s, contact David or Helen on 094 9541389 or check

Damien Walsh from Castlebar fished on Sunday, recording 4 trout to 1.75lbs, and Peter Byrne, also from Castlebar landed 2 trout to 1.5lbs. Johnjo Sullivan from Fermoy landed 4 trout, including a fish of 2.5lbs, while Gerry O’Brien and his son John, from Ballinrobe, had 4 trout to 2lbs. David Nevin and Martin McCoy fished on Tuesday and landed 6 trout, best fish 2lbs. Philip McGoldrick and Anthony Baggott from Ballyhaunis landed 3 fish on Saturday to 3lbs, and Danny Joyce from Ballinrobe landed 4 fish to 2lbs on Sunday.

Ronan also guides on Mask and can be contacted at 087 2869487 or by email at [email protected]