Colin Folan reports that Lough Inagh has had its greatest flood since Easter as three days of intense rain provided the fishery with a complete water transfusion…
A lot of Salmon that were trapped downstream in the lower end of the system, have moved upstream with ease.  There are some fresh fish to be seen, however most of the running fish are coloured.  There is also a movement of good sized Sea Trout around the two pound mark.
15 Salmon were recorded for the week.  Local Ghille Michael Van Mourek fished a couple days and caught and released 3 Salmon to 9lbs from Corloo and The Derryclare Butts on a Lemon and Grey and Badger.  Dan O Donovan and Eugene Greoger from Cork fished Lough Inagh on Saturday and having rose 10 Salmon, landed 3 to 6lbs, and 5 Sea Trout to 2lbs were needless to say delighted with their day afloat.  Well known Dublin lady angler Deirdre Herbert fished The Derryclare Butts for a morning and landed a Grilse of 5.75lbs. on a Lemon and Grey.  Deirdre also released a number of good brown trout also.  Declan and Cian Hanley from Galway boated 7 Sea Trout for their day on Lough Inagh.  Dublin brothers Richard and Hugh Maguire fished the whole fishery in 2 days and had 13 Sea Trout to 2.5lbs.
At present water levels are perfect and should remain for the coming days.
Colin Folan
Lough Inagh Lodge

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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