The season is now open on Lough na Leibe, where four hardy anglers took to the water for opening day. Although conditions were far from ideal, two of the anglers managed to tempt an opening day fish. Martin Lawrence landed four trout while Francis Brady landed three. The quality of the fish was excellent with all except one weighing over 2lbs. Over the course of the opening week the weather conditions remained poor with strong winds and cold temperatures keeping fishing action to a minimum. Club member Tommy Lynch managed ten fish over two days during a brief spell of favorable weather. Tommy reported that three of the fish were taken on a dry fly on Tuesday 5th February, with a good number of fish seen to be feeding at the surface. Successful patterns were an Olive-Pearly Pennell, Red Tag Sooty-olive Nymph, buzzer patterns and small black midge dry fly pattern.