Declan Cooke reports that although angling is tailing off somewhat on Loughs Conn & Cullin, following one of the most successful mayfly seasons in recent years, there were still some good trout catches recorded last week. The cold, windy, wet weather that characterised the 2015 Mayfly season is now a distant memory as blue skies and warm breezes replaced the hail squalls of recent weeks.

On Lough Cullin, Thomas Egan and Brian Flaherty from Tuam had 8 trout to various wet flies. Best fish was 1.5 lbs. and all were released.

A proud Tegan Binley, Foxford, with her first ever trout

South Conn produced some lively fishing for Martin Flanagan and Mick Sweeney, Galway, with 8 good trout to 2 lbs. as well as numerous other fish in the 11” to 14” size range. Green Peter and Green Dabbler were the most successful flies. Also on South Conn, Michael Shiels had 4 trout on dry olives at Coleman’s Shallows. And Noel Quigley had 7 trout, all on a Golden Olive Dabbler, best fish was over 2 lbs.

Further north on the lake, in the Errew area, Nigel Williams recorded 6 good trout, all on a Grey Wulff.

Later in the week, in the Massbrook area, Tegan Binley from Foxford had her first ever trout. This lovely fish weighed approximately 1.5 lbs. and was caught on a Green Peter