There were a good number of grilse recorded from the Lough Melvin in the last week, mostly by rods trolling. Tommy Duffy and Raymond Dundas landed back into the Rossinver Fishery on Monday with salmon of 4lb and 11lb. Jim Connolly recorded a 4lb grilse caught on the fly from Rossinver Bay. There were also numerous other records of grilse caught from all over the lough as the very good grilse run continues.

Go fishing…

Lough Melvin  is unique in that it holds a stock of 4 distinct species of trout. These are, common brown trout, sonaghan (Salmo nigrippinis), gillaroo (Salmo stomachius) and ferox (Salmon ferox). These species are genetically distinct and can be readily identified by their colours, spotting patterns and shapes. Wet fly fishing with a cast of 3 to 4 flies is the traditional method of trout fishing on Melvin. Some of the favourite patterns include; Bibio, Sooty Olive, Claret Bumble, Golden Olive Bumble, Gorgeous George and Green Peter. Trolling with Rappallas, Tasmanians and Tobies is the preferred method for pursuing salmon and the large ferox trout of the Lough.

  • For info/boat hire/bookings etc on Lough Melvin see or Tel: 071 9841055.
  • For info/Guides/boat hire on Lough Melvin contact Sean Maguire’s Tackle Shop, Main Street, Garrison.
  • For bookings/guides etc on the Rossinver Fishery contact Bill McNeary, Tel: 071 9854930