Ronan Cusack  tells us screaming reels and catches climbing well into double figures were common again this week, as the good fishing continues…

The early arrival of summer slowed things down slightly towards the weekend, but anglers are now reporting more surface activity as fly hatches improve. The dry spell has also helped with water levels as the lake subsides on a daily basis.

Local Ballinrobe angler Kevin Bettie fished with Dominic Lawlor from Dublin on Friday and they had an impressive 13 trout on a combination of wets and dries (best fish 1.75lbs). Frank O’Hara Ballinrobe also fished on Friday and he had 4 good fish and plenty of undersize for his day (best fish 2lbs). Danny Joyce Ballinrobe, spent a few hours out on Saturday afternoon and he also had 4 (best fish 1.75lbs). Tourmakeady anglers Eddy Gibbons and Mick Dunne had 6 on wet flies for an afternoon this week (best fish 1.75lbs).

Michael Shovlin and Liam Conroy also from the Western side of Lough Mask had 14 on wet flies for a day this week. Ballinrobe angler Kenneth O’Grady had a lovely fish of 5lbs on dries on Sunday. Shane Creamer and John Ryan from Tipperary had 16 for a day earlier this week, all exceeding the size limit, on a combination of buzzer and wets (best fish 1.5lbs all returned).

Michael Vahey of fished for a day with visiting angler Michael Gallagher and they had 6 fish for their day (best fish 1.5lbs).

Buzzer and dries have fished reasonably well this week but wet flies are still the most productive in the right conditions.