The poor weather and low temperatures deterred anglers venturing on the water for most of the week. However, most of the anglers that were brave enough reported fairly good fishing.
Jimmy Donnegan, Tipperary, had 2 trout for 3 lbs. on the Bibio off Massbrook shore. Gary Anderson and Jim Atkinson, Belfast, reported 7 trout between them for 10 lbs. on Green Peter and wet fly patterns off Brackwansha shore. Paul and Sean Brennan from Cork had 7 fish for two days in Cloghan’s, best at 1.5 lbs. on dry Wullfs.
Claire Maloney, Offaly, and partner Damian Morrisey, Tipperary, boated 3 trout at Pontoon on Lough Cullin on Watson’s Fancy and Connemara Black, best at 1.5 lbs.
Pat O’Donnell and party from Limerick fished out of Cloonamoyne in pouring rain but despite the weather experienced a good hatch of mayfly off Castle Island. They enjoyed good sport with a total of 12 fish to 1.25 lbs. Best flies for them on the day included Bibio, Gosling, Cock Robin and Watson’s. Charlie, Michael and Lorrie Alison from the US fished with Ian Wise for a half day and managed 9 fish with the best falling to Charlie fishing a Grey Gosling. Ritchie Scott from Killala fished with Ian Wise also for a half day
for a tally of 8 fish to 1.25 lbs. all on the wet Mayfly.