Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from Lough Conn – w/e 7th September 2014.

Angling on Lough Conn was rather slow during the week. The calm weather and very low water levels impacted heavily on angling. However, a few anglers still ventured out and caught some fish.
Fishing out of Pontoon Bridge Hotel ([email protected]), John Barrett, John Begley & Michael Benson, all Kildare, had a total of eleven trout around Glass Island, best at 2 lbs. All fish came to dry flies. Arklow anglers, Jonathan Cafferty and Paul Butler caught four trout each on wets, while Sue & Denis Cooney from Chicago boated four trout trolling a Mepps spinner.
Cloonamoyne Fishery Crossmolina ([email protected]) reported a 2.75 lbs. trout for Michael Creelman from Donegal. Michael got his fish around Roe Island on a Green Peter. Jason Conway & Heather Morley, UK, had 3 trout, best at 1.5 lbs. on wets, while Tom McDonald and his son Andrew, Co. Louth, had four trout (best at 2 lbs.), trolling a 12 gramme Toby.
Successful anglers on North Conn included US visitors, Jack Kerry & Brian Suggeon, with three trout on wet flies, Frank Sweeney, Galway, with 3 trout (best at 3 lbs.) on Dabblers and James Noone & Ray Lynn from Ennis who caught four trout. Elsewhere, Martin and Brian Clarke, Northern Ireland, had two trout each, best at 1.5 lbs. on Wulffs.

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