Declan Gibbons reports that the week just gone by saw some excellent fish being caught.
Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Lodge, Glencorrib (www.corribangling.com) reported a busy week catering for Tim Rowley a regular visiting angler from the UK and his family, a party of eight. The fishing was mixed with several trout to dapped mayfly and dry sedges on Monday and Tuesday in the Inchagoill area. On Wednesday Larry said it was great to see the children in the group catch lots of quality rainbows at Mike Faherty’s fishery in Oughterard, a great venue for introducing young people to flyfishing. The remainder of the week produced 12 trout up to 3.5lbs on the lower lake to dry olives.
In the Oughterard area Gerry Molloy (087-9190673) reports good fishing to be had in the area, and he enjoyed two days dapping hoppers with a German pairing of grandfather and grandson catching 5 trout for 18lbs, including one cracking fish which Gerry caught himself weighing 8lbs.
Offaly man Dan Gilmartin and his partner fished out of Derrymoyle for 3 days and landed 7 fish for 12lbs on wet fly and dapping. Also in the Derrymoyle area Shane Coady from Dundalk had 12 fish for 5 days all released apart from 3, mostly caught on the dap.
Kevin Molloy (087-9604170) report reasonably good fishing to be had in the area on a mixture of trolling, dapping and wetfly with German and French guests on Tuesday and Thursday landing 6 trout for 9lbs.
Basil Shields of Ardnasillagh Lodge (086-0869758) hosted Monaghan angler Peter Boyle, who landed 3 fish on Saturday last on wet fly with the best fish being 2.5lbs. Ronnie McIntyre from Fermanagh had
8 fish for 3 days with the best fish being 4.25lbs. Ian Matchett from Lurgan and Brian McBradley from Newtownards had 5 fish each on a mixture of wet and dry mayfly patterns, with Brian’s fish being 4.25lbs. Dublin man Eddie Rowe had 3 fish for his recent visit to Lough Corrib with his best fish being 2.25lbs. In the Cong area Frank Costello of Ashford Bay Boat Hire and Guiding (087-2524253) reports good fishing in the area mainly on dry fly and dapping, with the best fishing being had on sedges. On Monday last he guided two hotel guests landing 7 trout varying in weights from 1.25 – 3.25lbs .
Also in the Cong area Martha Mannion Ryan from Ryans River Lodge (www.ryansriverlodge.com) reports on Daithi Ryan landing 2 salmon – one on the fly and the second spinning, and a brown trout also spinning on the Cong River, which made for a memorable day for the young angler. Martha also tells us that reasonable fishing is being had by guests staying with them in the Inchagoill area.