Lough Sheelin saw about 50 boats on the lake each day last week. It was a week of clashing reports, the only common dominator being that it was difficult fishing. Gaffney’s Bay had a spectacular hatch on Wednesday and Thursday reflected by some great trout catches.

Spent started to go out on Saturday evening and then a wind blew up changing direction and the spent went back in, according to fisheries officer Brenda Montgomery.

Welsh angler Marco Orsi caught the heaviest fish for the week, a nine-pounder on a Dry Mayfly. Trout recorded: 371….

Irish Times 01/05/2015 Read the article ‘Angling notes: Challenging week on Lough Sheelin but with some great trout catches’