Ronan Cusack reports that angling on Mask could only be described as tough, particularly for the second half of the week as high pressure dominated the weather. The best report of this week came from Mike Coyne (Letterfrack, Co Galway) who fished wets across the deep on Tuesday, landing 12 trout exceeding the legal limit. Mike also reported returning 8 undersize and rising several more fish throughout the day (best fish 1.75, all returned). Local anglers Kevin Egan and Declan Gibbons also had a good day on Monday last, landing 6 keepers, and again returning numerous undersize (best fish 1.5lbs, all returned). The latter part of the week saw a change as weather settled back to sunshine and light winds. Tourmakeady anglers Michael Shevlin and Eddy Gibbons had a tough day on Sunday finishing with 2 keepers and a few undersize. Bart Crowley and Dennis Kelleher (Ballinrobe) also had a tough day on Sunday finishing with 1 trout and a few undersize. David Connors (Ballinrobe) spent a day in the shallows on a combination of wets and dries over the weekend and finished with1 fish for 1.5lbs. David reported excellent hatches of both Mayfly and sedge amongst the islands across the middle of the lake.

Hopefully we’ll see a change in weather conditions over the next few days as the first heat of the much sought after World Cup kicks off next week.