Niall Fallon tells us there are some great trout to be had on Lough Ree at this time of year and that junior angler Reece Moran is really enjoying the Mayfly fishing on the lake. Reece recently qualified for the Irish youth team and to anyone who has had a chance to fish with him the reasons are clear.

Reece with a lovely Lough Ree trout
Reece with a lovely Lough Ree trout

Niall tells us he has found the fishing patchy, some nice fish reported but not in great numbers.

Meanwhile Stephen Neylon was also on the lake last week. He had a fine trout just short of 4lb but this was only fish Stephen and his angling pal rose or got near.

Stephen Neylon's trout, just short of 4lb
Stephen Neylon’s trout, just short of 4lb

They saw lots of spent but the breeze made it tough on the night. Stephen sid “Ree is alive with spent but the fish have not really switched on. Hopefully there’s another good week in it.”