Scattered hatches of Mayfly have been observed on Conn over the past weekend, particularly in the sheltered bays of the western shore. However, Olive patterns and Buzzers are still yielding good catches for anglers. Fishing out of Gerry Murphy’s, Massbrook, Dieter Muller, Germany spent a week fishing Lough Cullen, and averaged six trout per day, his best 1.5lbs on an Olive. Ronnie Chambers, Belfast, had five trout over two days, his best 4.5lbs from Victoria Bay. Also out of Massbrook were Trevor Doherty and party of six anglers who averaged six trout over four days, with their best weighing 1.5lbs. Tipperary angler Chris Coleman also had success with Olives, averaging three per day over three days, with his best 2lbs.
Out of Pontoon Bridge Hotel, Tom Waslander and Gert Sluis, the Netherlands, boated six trout to 2lbs, all taken on the Georgous George. Jack Mellet and Tom Monaghan, South Africa had four trout while Alan Whelan, Co. Dublin, had one of 2lbs. Ludwig and Armin Pohle, Germany, averaged four trout per day over four days, with their best 2lbs.
Fishing the northern part of Lough Conn, Gordon Wells and Brad Giles, U.K. averaged three trout each over three days, weighing up to 1.5lbs. Stuart King, London landed one trout of 2lbs on a Golden Olive, while Colm Griffin and Pat McNulty, Crossmolina had two each up to 1.5lbs.
Finally fishing out of Brackwansha, Declan Cooke, had two on a dry Buzzer, Harry McCafferty accounted for 14 trout up to 1.5lbs and Peter Roche, Cloghans, had two for 2lbs.