Lough Ramor in County Cavan is a fantastic water and can provide some excellent coarse angling. Yesterday afternoons very strong winds and squally conditions did not help matters but with the wind over your back at Coronagh things were manageable. Water levels were good in the lake and the water was clear. The water was stuffed with fry which will be tempting the trout, perch and pike to feed up in the coming weeks. Fishing at 30 turns into very shallow water with 3lb hook-length, size 14 barbless hook and three red maggots produced fish straight away. Ground bait was very simple with brown crumb darkened down with a black mix.

The first hour of fishing was all bits with perch being the predominant species. There was an odd small roach at the start but as the evening advanced some nice hybrids appeared and these were accompanied by a nice stamp of roach as well. Bites were strong and the hybrids head thumping fights were unmistakable. One of the bites during all this activity registered a beautiful wild brown trout which fought well and was released immediately back to the lake. Small skimmers numbered only 3 for the session. The weather eventually picked up with the wind subsiding which left fishing conditions very pleasant indeed. As the light faded hybrids were being caught every cast with a number bumping off at the net.

There were a small number of spent mayfly on the water that were being mopped up by trout sipping them lazily off the surface. One or two of the larger trout in the lake were also observed feeding on the fry and provided a welcome distraction on occasions.

Breathtaking Beauty on Lough Ramor Yesterday Evening
Breathtaking Beauty on Lough Ramor Yesterday Evening
A Sample of the Fish Caught During Yesterdays Session on Lough Ramor
A Sample of the Fish Caught During Yesterdays Session on Lough Ramor
Pristine Fish and Lots of Them Taken on Lough Ramor Yesterday
Pristine Fish and Lots of Them Taken on Lough Ramor Yesterday
A Small Ramor Trout Caught During Yesterday Session
A Small Ramor Trout Caught During Yesterdays Session
"I'm Late" A Spent Mayfly Drifting Along the Shoreline Yesterday Evening
“I’m Late” A Spent Mayfly Drifting Along the Shoreline Yesterday Evening