Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from the Lough Conn – w/e 3rd August 2014

Due to very low water levels angling effort was well down on Lough Conn. However, the few anglers that ventured out were rewarded with some good catches!

Fishing out of Gerry Murphy Boat Hire ([email protected]), Tom Malchom and Tom Bell Jnr., Northern Ireland, had 18 trout over 3 days on the dap, while Alexander Ray, Wales, caught 3 trout for 4 lbs. on Green Peter. But it was local angler, Jim McDonald, who accounted for the two best trout of the week. Jim was trolling for salmon off Massbrook Point when two cracking fish of 3 lbs. and approx. 10 lbs. took his silver spoon. Both fish were carefully returned to the water.

Anglers fishing North Conn were also successful. Gerry Sweeney & George Cafferty, Tyrone, had 4 trout for one evening on Green Peter patterns. Kieran Timoney & Eugene Jordan, Donegal, boated six between them for one day’s fishing on Daddy Longlegs, while Brian Cawley & Peter Roche, Roscommon, had 7 trout fishing dryflies. Elsewhere, James Bradley & Francis Tiernan, UK, had 4 trout and one salmon trolling.

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