Fishing has really picked up on Corrib with the return of more broken weather, and as usual at this time of year, anglers are returning to the lake after the summer lull to be greeted by, of all things, hatches of mayfly. Some good angling has been had, particularly in the Oughterard area, by anglers fishing dry mayfly patterns. Dappers are also having success with dapped grasshoppers, a usual offering that tempts trout at this time of the season.

Gary Costelloe from Lakeland Angling Centre reported on some good fishing for some of their guests. Last Thursday Noel Kerins and Paddy Curran landed 4 trout for 6.5lbs on the dap (all returned). Out again on Saturday, Noel  and Paddy landed 3 trout  5.5lbs, again all returned. The same day Victor O’Loughlin  had 3 trout  for 5.75lbs while dapping.  Ian Garratt fished with well-known guide Patrick Molloy, and he landed 6 fish to 3lbs on dry mayfly patterns, while Patrick had 4 fish to 2lbs. The following morning they had 4 fish in the boat by lunchtime to 1.5lbs, again all on dry fly.

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