Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from Lough Conn and Cullin – Week ended April 13th:

Trout fishing on Loughs Conn and Cullin had been steady during the week with traditional wet fly methods working best.

On Lough Cullin, Paul Caslin and Peter Gray, both Castlebar, had 9 trout, best at 1.5 lbs. Chris Meadows, UK/Swinford, reported some trout around the one pound mark from Browns Bay on Lough Conn, while Jim O’Brien and Karl Mathews, both Dublin, boated 7 trout off Glass Island. At the northern end of Lough Conn, local anglers, Ian Wise and John Warren had numerous trout over the week averaging one pound, best at 1.5 lbs., while Padraic Traynor, Crossmolina, took 3 trout (best at 2 lbs.) in Bog Bay

Foxford Angling Club held the Devaney Cup on Saturday 13th April. A total of 15 anglers took part and recorded 7 wild brown trout for weigh in. Results were as follows:

  • 1st – John O’Connell, Pontoon (2 trout for 3.75 lbs.)
  • 2nd – Billy McGhee, Ballyvary (2 trout for 2.8 lbs.)
  • 3rd – Stephen Browne, Knockmore (2 trout for 2 lbs.)
  • 4th – Michael Tiernan Jnr., Foxford (1 trout for 1.25 lbs.

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