Frank Reilly reports that the fishing season ended on Corrib with some good catches to report. Lloyd Vincent from England, fishing with Larry McCarthy, landed 12 good trout over 4 days to 4.5lbs, fishing dry fly. Ian Mackintosh from Cork, also fishing with Larry, landed a cracking 6.5lbs trout on a dry Daddy pattern. Edith and Chris from Belgium reported excellent fishing in the Inchagoill area, landing 10 fish averaging 2-3lbs on Tuesday, and more fish again on Wednesday, including a fine trout of 6.5lbs, fishing wet and dry Daddy patterns.
There were several competitions held over the last few days of the season. The Headford club held a match with the Fermoy club from Cork on Saturday, with 54 rods landing 36 trout over the limit. Top rod was Peter Driver from Kilkenny, with 4 trout for 5.3lbs. Second place went to Corkman Dinny O’Brien, with 3 trout for 4.7lbs, and third was Ger Kenny from Ennis, with 3 trout for 4.2lbs. The heaviest trout was landed by Cork’s Bobby Barry, with a fine trout of 3.5lbs.
On Sunday Headford Anglers held their Last Cast competition, with 32 rods landing 16 trout. Sean Dixon from Ennis took top honours on the day, with 3 trout for 6.9lbs. Second place went to Eamonn Neligan from Cork, with 3 trout for 4.8lbs, and Bobby Barry was third, with 2 trout for 3.9lbs.
Finally the Garda West angling club held a last day competition on Tuesday, with 10 anglers landing 9 trout. First prize went to Barry Carolan, with 3 trout, Peter McGuinness took second place, also with 3 trout, and Christy Reilly was third with 2 fish.
To round off the season, young Oisin Reilly showed he really has the measure of dad Frank now, catching 4 trout to 3.5lbs, beating Frank’s 2 fish. Oisin’s fish were mostly taken on a yellow Gorgeous George pattern.