Fishery manager Colin Folan reports that water levels remained good during July, however the weather did not help the fishing with humid and thundery spells. In total 19 salmon, 153 sea trout and 40 brown trout were recorded for the month. The catches were split fairly evenly between the river beats and lake.
Notable catches for July include Denis Murphy and Michael Heery (Dublin) who fished Inagh for two days and landed 13 sea trout to 1.5lbs and 3 grilse to 6lbs, mostly on a size 10 Green Dabbler. William Hamilton (Dublin) fished Inagh for a day and landed 9 sea trout on a Connemara Black and Gold Dabbler.
Andy Bowman (Scotland) fished with locals Colin Folan and Kevin Crowley for a day on the river beats and they caught 10 sea trout and two fresh grilse (released) on Blue Delphi’s and a Silver Doctor.
Another notable catch was Ronan Power (USA) who fished Inagh for a couple of days without much action due to the scorching conditions, but managed a cracking brown trout of 9lbs on a Fr. Ronan fly.
These two Loughs, Derryclare and Inagh, lie in the lovely Inagh Valley with the Twelve Pins (Bens) of Connemara rising steeply to the west, and the Maumturk Mountain range to the east. There are two short connecting rivers, which contain four river beats. The fishery has spring salmon, grilse, sea trout and large indigenous brown trout. There are three sets of ‘Butts’ or long fishing piers, built out onto Derryclare Lough for the anglers convenience. There are no boats available on Derryclare Lough and all the fishing is done from the Butts and the bank. Lough Inagh Fishery is fly only, and normal fishing hours are 930am – 7pm. The river beats are rotated on a half day basis. The manicured river banks, and cosy fishing huts provide comfort for anglers of all ages and fitness.
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