Many of the Upper and Mid Shannon lakes can provide good sport for trout anglers through the summer. For those anglers who like to stalk a fish there is some interesting fishing possible from the shore of Lough Ree, while those who like the odds stacked a little more in their favour can try their luck at some of the stocked fisheries such as Lough O’Flynn…

Lough Ree’s shore can provide access to some fine trout fishing

Arnold Donnelly sent on this picture of a nice trout 3lbs 4oz caught on Lough Ree on Sunday. The trout was caught by Jonathan Craven ofLecarrow, Co.Roscommon. He was fishing on the shoreline of Lough Ree near Rinn Duin Castle using a Daddy Long Legs dry fly. The lake is familiar to many as a venue for big fish from a boat, but not many are aware there is some good fishing possible from the shore when there are terrestrials being blown about…

Lough O’Flynn

Joe Fitzharris and John Devaney tell us there was a little more angling activity to report this week on Lough O’Flynn, the following are recorded catches:-
Junior anglers Gary Madden and Mickie Madden Castlerea had 7 fish to 2lb on fly, all returned.
M McDermott and Mark Malone had 6 fish,  best at 1-1/2 lb
P Mcewan and Joe Fitzharris also had 6 on wets, and dryfly with best fish at 2-lb
Most of the fish caught are of the recently stocked variety as were most of the catch for the Malone cup.
Our next event will be the McCarthy cup on the 24-th of August which is the confined club competition.