The settled weather continued up to the weekend, making for ideal conditions for Caenis fishing in the mornings, but the weather has turned more unsettled and breezy now, giving daytime fishers more chance of sport and making the Caenis fishing more difficult.

Declan Gibbons reports that the week just gone by has seen less angling activity with sparser hatches on Lough Corrib, although there were some anglers who had reasonable action and sport. In the Greenfields area Frank Reilly had 3 fish on wet mayfly and sedges for half a day’s fishing on Sunday for 5.25lbs with all 3 released, best fish 2.25lbs.

In the Oughterard area Gerry Molloy says a Swiss group who regularly visit Oughterard enjoyed good action trolling and jerk baiting, catching and landing 10 trout (all released) and the best fish measuring 80cms,they also caught 3 grilse for their endeavours.

Phillip Comber from Cairde Loch Corribe was on to inform us of the upcoming Federation Cup being held out of Annaghdown on Sunday the 26th of June on a Catch and Release Basis. Entry fee is €25, with fishing from 11am to 6pm. Entries to be submitted to Phillip Comber (086-2786301) before Thursday as the draw will take place Thursday night. Funds from this competition go towards River Enhancement and Development on Lough Corrib’s spawning tributaries.

Dawid Dawido was in touch with a nice photo from an afternoon spent fishing dry fly on the Cong River, where he landed 5 small trout between 25 and 30cm, but also had a fine trout of 57cm, estimated at 5lbs. His fishing buddy also landed a few smaller trout.

Dawid Dawido Cong Trout 57cm June 2016
Dawid Dawido with a fine Cong River trout of 57cm, or approx. 5lbs, caught on dry fly, June 2016

We also received a nice photo from Keith McGovern, who had a nice trout of approx.. 4lbs while fishing out of Greenfields. Keith was fishing dries for a while but switched to wetfly when the wind got up a bit, and landed the fish on a Silver Dabbler.

Keith McGovern Corrib Trout June 2016
Keith McGovern with a fine Lough Corrib trout caught near Greenfields on a Silver Dabbler, June 2016