Lough Conn Angling conditions on Lough Conn are still difficult and only very few anglers ventured out trying their luck. Guests of Pontoon Bridge Hotel (www.pontoonbridge.com), John & Clair Hannifan, UK, caught four trout for 5 lbs., all on Green Peter patterns. Richard & James Bell, Northern Ireland, were also successful catching four on dry olives. Fishing out of Gerry Murphy Boat Hire ([email protected]), Colin Craig, Northern Ireland, had 3 trout and a salmon, while John Evans, also Northern Ireland, boated for trout for 5 lbs. Cloonamoyne Fishery ([email protected]) reported 5 trout for Raymond Francis and Bob Taylor UK, best at 1.15 lbs. and 3 sea trout (all around 1 lb.) plus one nice brown at 2 lbs. for US angler Tony Brubaker.

On North Conn, Galway anglers Sean Joyce, Paul McLoughlin, Mike Murray & Brendan Coleman, were all successful catching trout up to 3.2lbs on dry flies.

Fishing Competition Results:

The Foxford Anglers held the Kilmurray Cup during the week. Twenty-three anglers took part in the event and results were as follows:

1st Dominic McGowan, Foxford 2 trout for 1.06 kg

2nd Joe Quinn, Ballina 1 Trout for 0.49 kg

3rd Jon Binley, Foxford 1 Trout for 0.47 kg