Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from Lough Conn – w/e 17th August 2014.

Trout fishing on Lough Conn continued to be quite slow with very few anglers venturing out.
Fishing out of Pontoon Bridge Hotel (, Sean Murphy, Cork, had 3 trout on Daddy Longlegs for 4 lbs., while Italian visitor, Leich Pedoro, caught a total of 4 trout (best at 1.5 lbs.) and a salmon; all on wet fly patterns. German anglers, Ludwig & Armin Phole, caught and released 3 fine trout each; best at 1.5 lbs.
Gerry Murphy Boat Hire ([email protected]), reported 21 trout over 4 days for Tom & Malcom Bell, Northern Ireland. Their best trout weighed 2.5 lbs. and all fish were caught dapping Daddy Longlegs. Graham Kennedy, Dublin, was also successful boating 3 trout for his day’s fishing.
On North Conn, Richard Burke & Thomas Dolan, Co. Tipperary, had 5 trout between them, while Michael O’Connor & Gerard Scanlon, Co. Cork, caught 2 each on wet fly patterns; best at 1.5 lbs. Elsewhere, Sinead Burke & John Graham, also Co. Tipperary, had 2 trout trolling a Silver Toby.

To book a day’s guiding or boat hire contact Kenny Sloan on +353 (0)949256501 or +353 (0)87 9670310.

Markus Müller
Fisheries Information Manager
Iascach Intíre Éireann
Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ballina