Declan Gibbons reports that fishing has been relatively quiet on Corrib, however there is some spectacular sport still to be had with “Corrib still giving” according to Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Lodge (087-9135222, ). Larry and Michelle hosted two first time visitors to Corrib View Lodge – Tony Ling and Tony Donnelly –  who had spectacular fishing last week over 4 days. Monday’s early morning Caenis rise produced 2 trout including one over 3lbs. Wind on Tuesday had the duo sedge fishing which saw them catch 4 trout, one of which was 4lbs 10 oz.

5lbs 10oz Corrib Trout
UK angler Tony Ling wins Catch of the Week with a fantastic 5lbs 10z trout taken on a Caenis pattern on Lough Corrib

Wednesday saw 2 trout being caught up to 3lbs. On Thursday Corrib was kind to the visiting anglers which saw Tony Ling catch a personal best of 5lbs 10oz whilst Caenis fishing with Larry. All trout were weighed and sportingly released. Tony beautiful fish wins him Catch of the Week. Jeremy O’Brien also had two red letter mornings while guided by Larry, catching 8 beautiful trout on Monday, 3 of which were over 4lbs. On Wednesday Jeremy had 8 trout all all between the 2 and 3lbs mark with all sportingly released. Finally Bill Lytham, an angling guide in the UK, had 10 good trout over three mornings; all fish were between 1lb 8oz and 3lbs 8oz and all were sportingly released. Bill also enjoyed an evening’s fishing guided by Larry on the excellent Clare River with a river beauty of 2lbs 12oz.

On Sunday Kilbeg & District Anglers Club hosted Tthe Thomas Creaven Cup. It was a mixed grill competition run on a catch -and-release basis. In first place was lady angler Anna Lee Foster who caught 2 trout for 1880 points. Second place was shared between Paul Miller and Gerry McCranor with 940 points. Third place was Emmet Greaney with 880 points. Fursey Kenny was in fourth place with 830 points and in fifth place was Paul White with 723.5 points. All funds raised from this competition went towards the local national school which is Clydagh NS. A fun day was had by 25 anglers in which 10 anglers landed fish. Prize giving and BBQ took place at Murphys Bar, Kilbeg Pier where a fun evening was had by all.