Declan Gibbons tells us that trout angling activity on Lough Corrib was relatively quiet last week with few anglers on the lake. The very warm weather early this week certainly sent many anglers to the beach/garden/bog, choose your poison! Mayfly are hatching in good numbers, and with the summer hatch usually peaking around the 4th week of July, there could be good sport to come. Some anglers have been having good sport on dry mayfly, while dapped grasshoppers have also worked for many. But despite those positive reports, it is a story of a quiet lake this week with few anglers about to enjoy the sport.
On a sad note, this week saw the passing of well-known Corrib angler Denis O’Keeffe. Denis was a Cavan man who had been visiting Corrib regularly for many years and was well-known among the angling community. His regular visits to Ballindiff, where he was a member of the local angling club, saw him make many friends locally, and he also boated visitors to the lake on many occasions. The esteem in which he was held saw quite a number of anglers from the west travelling to Cavan for his funeral this week, and Ballindiff Bay will be a quieter place for his passing.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.