23 August: Melvin fished very well again this week for trout. There were good reports of decent bags of Sonaghan caught from the deep water drifts off Maguire’s Island, Breffni, Roosky Point etc. Darren Maguire had a good day’s fly fishing at the weekend catching a 6lb 4oz trout, a grilse and hooking and losing another grilse.

Ewan with one of his trout
Ewan with one of his trout

Thomas MgGrory and his son Ewan fished the lake for three days last week.

Another fish to Ewan. Perch this time, he out fished his dad with ease


Ewan caught seven trout and two large perch for the three days. Tom caught three lovely trout, one was about 2.5lb.

Thomas made up for the drubbing by getting a good trout of about 2.5lb

The Garrison & Lough Melvin Anglers Association held the 3rd round of the Tony O’Brien Cup on Sunday, fished out of Garrison. Local anglers Seamus O’Dare from Derrygonnelly won the overall competition with 8 trout caught. The day’s Pairs Competition was won by Ronnie & Gordon Law with 8 trout caught.

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  • For info/boat hire/bookings etc on Lough Melvin see http://www.drowessalmonfishery.com/ 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