Declan Gibbons reports that Corrib has been quieter of late, with the World Cup on Mask taking many angler’s attention. However, reports are that the lake is fishing very well.

In the Cornamona area Roy Pearse of Grasshopper Cottage ( 094-9548165 ) reports of a group of 4 visiting anglers from the UK to the area had good fishing in the Inchagoill & Dooras areas on wets and dries. On Saturday last the group had 8 fish and on Sunday last had 7 fish, all sportingly released with the best fish tipping the scales at 4lbs. Also in the Cornamona area Peter Walsh and friend enjoyed a days fishing midweek in the Inchagoill and Inishdooras areas on wet fly and dappin,g with the best fish being 4.5lbs.

In the Oughterard area Basil Shields of Ardnasilagh Lodge ( 091-552550 ) reports visiting English angler Liam Gaskell on Monday last had 3 fish for his day on Corrib with the best being 3.25lbs. Also staying at the Lodge were Larry Kelly, Dublin and John Jacks, Scotland who had 14 fish for 5 days angling on Corrib on a mixture of wets and dries.

Kevin Molloy of Baurisheen Bay Boat Hire Guiding & Self Catering (087-9604170) reports  a quieter week gone by, but fished himself on Tuesday last and had 3 fish on wet flies with the best fish being 2lbs.

We also received word of 2 visiting anglers in the Greenfields area over the weekend enjoying what they regarded as their best ever day on the lake. Dapping crickets they accounted for almost 40 fish of all sizes to the boat, with just 2 fish kept for the pan. That’s some fishing!

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