Markus Muller from the Inland Fisheries Ireland Office in Ballina reports on the trout fishing on Lough Conn

Lough Conn

Bright, hot weather early in the week was not conducive to trout angling, although there was some decent dry fly fishing (sedges & buzzers) on offer in the Cloghans area for a small number of anglers who ventured out in the late evening.  Ian Wise, Crossmolina had two trout and one sea trout on dry sedges and his best fish, the sea trout weighed in at 2 lb. Bryan Costelloe, Tuam and Gerry Walsh, Galway, had four trout for 6 lb. on dry olives.  Later in the week, when the weather broke, daytime angling improved considerably. Hugh Maloney and Damian Lundy, Scariff, Co. Clare had six trout between them in south Conn, all on Dry Wulffs.   Anna Sullivan, Ciara Byrne and Jack Souza all of whom were visiting from Boston, USA had three trout for 4 lb. also in south Conn.  Vinny O’Boyle, Knockfree and Willie Anderson, Manchester fished out of Pontoon Bridge Hotel for a few days later in the week.  Vinny had 2 on Green Peter and Willie took three on dry Wulffs.  Sean Casserley, Mayo had three trout on various wetfly patterns fishing in the Cloonamoyne area with his best fish weighing in at 1.5 lb.