Lindsey Clarke reports  from LOUGH MELVIN – Monday 29nd August  to Sunday 11th Sept 2016.(2 weeks)

Week 1: Lough Melvin remained quiet on the salmon angling front with few rods targeting the same. A few trout anglers reported seeing fresh salmon showing in various locations on the lough however. The trout fishing for Sonaghan was good however with rods reporting good daily catches of the same. On Saturday, Melvin hosted the Interprovincial competition. Most rods reported good fishing and the winning boat recorded 8 fish caught with individuals recording up to 5 fish and there were trout up to 5lb recorded. The winning team was Connaught.
Week 2: Lough Melvin was fairly quiet over the week. There was very little effort for salmon but the trout fishing for the Sonaghan was fair. The Seamus Doherty Memorial Cup was to be held on Sunday but the day brought very strong winds and the competition was cancelled for safety reasons. It was not a day to be afloat!

Lindsey ClarkeLindsey Clarke
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