Ronan Cusack reports on fishing on Lough Mask. Good fishing was reported again this week, as the Welshman’s button sedge fly hatch off in good numbers. John Burke, Foxford, had what he described as one of the best days fishing ever on Mask last Saturday. John fished with Miriam Gallagher, Crossmolina and they boated a total of 20 trout over the size limit and also returned numerous undersize fish. They spent the day fishing around the Dog Holes and took fish all day on both wets and dries. The good news spread fast, as Stephen Browne who is also a Lough Conn angler, had a similar day on Monday. Stephen had over a dozen keepable trout, again on both wets and dries. Denis Kelleher, Tom Mulvey and Richie Cameron, Ballinrobe, all fished together on Sunday last and they finished with a total of 9 over the size limit (best fish 2lbs). David Connors had 3 good fish on dries for a few hours on Sunday morning last (best fish 2.5lbs, all returned).

With no major improvement in our summer weather in sight, the good fishing looks set to continue according to Ronan. The lake has produced consistently superb sport so far this year, so this is welcome news from the local expert. Ronan also guides on Mask and can be contacted at [email protected]