Easterly winds and bright sunshine affected trout fishing on Loughs Conn & Cullin during the week. Despite these difficult conditions, anglers witnessed some good rises and takes.
On Lough Cullin, Gary Binley and his father Richard, both Foxford, had some good sport and landed 8 trout between them. Also on Cullin, Greg Mullin, Dublin and boat partner, Jason Walsh, Castlebar & Dublin, caught 5 trout, all around 1.25 lbs.
Fishing the Pontoon area, local angler, Billy McGhee along with Gerry Heaslip, Dublin, boated a total of 8 trout, best at 1.5 lbs. The Cloghans area produced some nice catches for local anglers Padraig Kelly (2 trout, best at 1.5 lbs.) and Stephen Browne (4 trout). Walter and Susan Byrne, Offaly, also enjoyed good sport in the Cloghans area over a few days with 8 trout on their best day (best fish 2 lbs.). Paul Caslin, Castlebar, was successful around Glass Island and Victoria Bay, catching 3 trout averaging 2 lbs. The Northern end of Lough Conn produced two trout, weighing 2 lbs. each, for Ian Wise, Cloonamoyne Fishery.
Best flies for the week included: Dry and Wet Olive patterns, Yellow Mayfly, Green Peter and Chilli Bumble.
For information on the fishing on Loughs Conn and Cullin see www.fishinginireland.info/trout/northwest/loughconn.htm