Declan Gibbons IFI reports from a busy Lough Corrib:

The week gone by saw lots of action on Lough Corrib with some spectacular fishing to be had mainly on mayfly patterns and sedge patterns to a lesser degree.
In the Oughterard area Tom Kelly reports of Carlow duo Niall Carew and John McEnroe catching 10 trout for 16 Lbs for two days fishing dapping. Tom also informs us that Des McCarthy of Ardnasillagh,Oughterard had super dry fly fishing on Wednesday last land two trout both 5 Lbs each and again on Thursday he had a trout 2 Lbs. Kevin Molloy of Baurisheen Boat Hire (087-9604170) also reports of good fishing to in the area with anglers very satisfied with the sport they are having. On Thursday last visiting UK angler Stuart Nicholl had 3 trout on wet flies smallest being a pound and a quarter and the best being two and a quarter pounds. Also Mr Carson another visiting angler from France enjoyed good fishing with Kevin trolling catching four trout the best being two and a half pounds.David McLoughlin cathching 5 trout on dry sedges and green peters ranging in size from 1.8Lbs to 3.0 Lbs.

Declan Gibbons - Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Angling Lodge photo 1
Photo by Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Angling Lodge

Matthew Tierney of Portacarron also reports of excellent fishing to be had in the area with great hatches of mayfly to match it.Basil Shields of Ardnasillagh Lodge (091-552550) reports of excellent fishing on Lough Corrib presently. On Friday and Saturday last Basil and Peter Boyle landed 14 trout on wet and dry mayfly patterns.
On Sunday Shannon angler Glen O Connell caught three trout on wet flies. In the Cornamona area Roy Pearse of Grasshopper Cottage Dooras (094-9548165) reports of two regular visiting anglers Bob Holland and Russell Bell from the UK enjoying a superb days wet fly fishing Saturday last landing 14 trout to the boat.

Photo by Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Angling Lodge
Photo by Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Angling Lodge

In the Greenfields area well known angler Vincent Hughes had a personal best while dapping Monday last with a trout weighing 7.062 Lbs on a cricket. Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Lodge Glencorrib (087-9135222) reports of excellent fishing for the week once again on Lough Corrib with bags of quality trout on wet and dry mayfly patterns.Tony Harten and Frank Kelly from Cavan had 8 trout on one outing fishing wet fly with the fish averaging 2 Lbs in weight.

Vincent Hughes 7.062 Lbs Lough Corrib Inchiquinn Dapping
Vincent Hughes 7.062 Lbs Lough Corrib Inchiquinn Dapping
And back you .... photo Larry McCarthy
And back you …. photo Larry McCarthy

Larry himself fishing with UK visiting angler Steve Whittaker on Monday last has 7 trout with most of them averaging in the 2 Lbs to 3 Lbs in weight. Pat Winning and Larry on Tuesday had a guides day off and boated 6 trout up to 3 lbs on mayflies. Saturday and Sunday Des Cossn from Derry enjoyed his first visit to Lough Corrib landed 16 trout and best fish being 4 Lbs.Angler Loyd Vincent visiting from the UK had a super holiday boating 26 trout over 3 days and the best fish weighing 4 Lbs 4 oz on wet and dry mayflies. Enda Kenny from kildare took a day out from practice for the World Cup on Lough Mask and was rewarded with several trout one which was well in excess of 4 Lbs all safely and sportingly released back into Lough Corrib.