On Lough Conn, trout anglers enjoyed some nice fishing during the week. Ian Wise, Cloonamoyne Fishery, reported good results for his guests with David McConville together with his fishing partner, Ciaran, both Northern Ireland, catching 6 trout between them. Local angler, John Warren had 2 fish, best at 1.5 lbs., while Ian himself boated 3 trout, all around the one pound mark. Thomas McWilliams, Northern Ireland was also successful in the northern part of the lough where he had 4 trout averaging one pound.

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Orla Walsh with a fine Lough Conn brown trout

Fishing out of Murphy’s Boat Hire, Mick Sweeny, Galway, reported 4 trout, best at 2 lbs. Liam McHugh, Offaly, had three, best at 1.5 lbs. and Malcolm and Tom Bell, Tipperary got four between 1.5 lbs. and 2 lbs.

Cloghans Bay produced 8 trout (averaging 1.25 lbs & all released) for Jim O’Brien, Dublin and Jarlath O’Hora, Kildare. Local angler Orla Walsh was also successful in Cloghans with 3 trout, two of which were released.

Best flies for the week included: Golden Olive Bumble, Fiery Brown, Green Peter, Bibio and International Dabbler.