This weeks weather has played the part of the villain reports Colin Folan of Lough Inagh Lodge.  Flat calm with extreme heat for most of the week with only one day of light rain.  However, the wind has picked up the last couple of days which will help cool and oxegenate the water.  Anglers have mentioned to me that they have never seen as many Grilse in Lough Inagh, but they have no interest in taking the fly.  Salmon are also seen running the river beats as there still is enough water for the to run.

Only 1 Grilse was caught this week by local Willie Kelly.  The fish was caught on Inagh and weighed 4lbs and took a Silver Daddy.  13 Sea Trout were recorded this week with the best one being caught by Donegal man David Magill.  The fish weighed 2.5lbs and took a Bibio on Lough Inagh.

Plenty of space this week if anyone needs to escape the madness which is Race Week in Galway…

Colin Folan
Lough Inagh Lodge

Go fishing…

Loughs Derryclare and Inagh lie in the lovely Inagh Valley with the Twelve Pins (Bens) of Connemara rising steeply to the west, and the Maumturk Mountain range to the east. There are two short connecting rivers, which contain four river beats. The fishery has spring salmon, grilse, sea trout and large indigenous brown trout. In recent years the fishery has seen a resurgence of fish numbers, and in 2010 – 2012, the fishery has produced Salmon to 15lbs, Sea Trout to 5lbs and Brown Trout to 12lbs.

Lough Inagh Lodge
Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Tel: +353 095 34706