The West of Ireland played host film makers Philippe Collet and Philippe Proix who had returned to Ireland recently to complete their film on Mayfly fishing for wild brown trout in Ireland. During this part of the trip they fished Lough Corrib with well-known angling guide Basil Shields, Oughterard and Lough Feagh in the Culfin Fishery with angling guide Jackie Coyne, Culfin Anglers. The lads were accompanied by well known international angler Campbell Baird.
The hatch of mayfly on Corrib was sparse during the trip but it was expected to improve with the better weather over the coming days. In four days of fishing the lads had circa 17 wild brown trout on Corrib mostly on mayfly and sedge with the best fish measuring in at 55cm taken by Campbell Baird.
Mr Colin Wright from Belfast who also visited Corrib recently and was guided by Basil Shields. Colin had some nice fishing on Sunday 17th July and was looking forward to the rest of his time on Corrib. The improvement in the weather conditions on Sunday have led to expectations that the mayfly fishing will improve over the coming days.
On the Monday 18th the group fished with well-known angler and fishing guide Jackie Coyne at the Culfin Fishery in Connemara. Fishing for small wild brown trout in mountain lakes can only be described as sublime. The setting was simply breath-taking and catching fish a welcome bonus. As the grey skies gave way to brilliant sunshine the spectacular beauty of the twelve bens was revealed and it was time to move to a different location.
Further information on Lough Corrib can be found at https://www.fishinginireland.info/trout/west/corrib.htm
Information on guides and boat hire can be found at the following links, https://www.fishinginireland.info/guides/galway.htm and https://www.fishinginireland.info/boathire/corrib.htm
Information on fishing and permits for the Culfin Fishery can be obtained at 00 353 95 43997