Ronan Cusack had excellent fishing to report on from Mask again this week, despite challenging conditions. Temperatures soared from single figures last weekend, to blistering sunshine by mid-week, which has improved mayfly hatches across the lake.

Hall’s Angling Centre (, tel. 094 9541389) had a busy week this week with some excellent reports. Regular visitors to Mask, Bob Forshaw, Andy Patefield, Keith Porter, Paul Almond from the U.K. had a brilliant week with an incredible 121 trout for 5 days fishing, mainly on olive patterns (best fish 4.5lbs, all returned). Brian Cooper and a party of 6 also stayed at Hall’s this week and they had 28 fish for 5 days (best fish 3.5lbs)

Visiting French angler Guillaume Sebire and friend had an excellent days sport on Sunday last. The lads had 5 trout on dry mayfly (best fish 2lbs). Local angler Kevin Sheridan had 2 good trout in bright conditions during the week on small olives (best fish 2.5lbs). Howard and Mike from the UK fished Mask on Monday of this week with Ronan Cusack and they had 14 to the boat (best fish 2.25lbs, all returned).

Weather for the remaining part of the week is for cloud and rain, so wet-fly anglers should be in for a bit of sport.