Fishing on Lough Arrow has been pretty good for the past week with most of the action taking place in the evenings. Anglers reported a good fall of spent and the buzzer fishing was also productive.

Bryan and Shane Kelly, both from Boyle, had a total of 24 trout for their week, most of which were returned.  The fish weighed up to 2 lbs. and were taken on dry green mayflies and spent mayfly patterns. Michael Kelly, Croghan, reported a very good evening’s fishing with 5 trout (3 released) up to 5 lbs. on a Lough Derg Spent.

Ryan Richardson and his father Stephen where down on Lough Arrow last week and had some great fishing. Between them the lucky anglers landed 15 trout for two days. The biggest  (shown in the picture) weighed in at a very respectable 4lb 8oz.

Ryan had the best fish of the two days - 4lb 8oz
Ryan had the best fish of the two days – 4lb 8oz

Ryan reports massive falls of spent all throughout the day with great fishing to be had while they were on the water.

A cloud of mayfly dancing...
A cloud of mayfly dancing…

Go fishing…

Arrow is one of the great Irish trout fishing loughs where the trout average 1½lb and fish to 6lb and 7lb are taken on fly annually. It is 4 miles north-west of Boyle, with Ballymote 6 miles and Ballyfarnan 3 miles away. It is a limestone lough, incredibly rich and, while it has some feeder streams, it is mainly spring-fed… Find out more, download a map