Ronan Cusack reports that the recent spell of spring weather around Lough Mask has resulted in some excellent fishing. Water levels have eventually begun to drop and the first hint of duckfly has appeared on warmer days.

David Hall of Hall’s Angling Centre had a busy week on the lake this week, with some big bags reported. Long-time Mask angler Shane Cullen from Dublin, stayed at Hall’s and had over 40 keepable fish on wet flies for his week (best fish 2.5lbs, all returned). Shane also reported returning numerous undersize trout during his stay. Billy Grange from Northern Ireland also spent the weekend fishing from Hall’s with 3 friends and they had 8 fish between them over the 2 days (best fish 3lbs).

Father and son team Gerry and Damien O’Brien had a good day on Friday last, boating 5 keepable and several undersize trout for the day (best fish 2lbs, all returned). Local anglers Kevin Egan and Michael Vahey also spent a day pulling wet flies in shallow water on Sunday last and they finished with 6 trout (best fish 1.5lbs, all returned).

Forecast for the remainder of this week is for colder conditions, which we hope will not interfere with the good fishing.

Ronan also guides on Mask and can be contacted at [email protected]