Monday 21st August  to Sunday 27th August 2017.

Melvin was fairly quiet over the week. The last 4 days of the season were busier however as The Garrison & Lough Melvin Anglers hosted their 38th Lough Melvin Open Trout Angling Championships. This is a 4 day pairs competition with the Thursday, Friday & Saturday being the qualifying days with the final fished on Sunday.

300 rods fished the competition. The fishing was fairly hard with only 315 trout recorded for the 4 days. There were many Sonaghan caught but most of these did not reach the 11 inch limit.

The competition was won by Cork men P.J O’Brien and Oliver Dillon with 2 trout the best of which was 3¾lb. P.J also recorded the best trout of the competition catching a 7lb 5oz trout during his qualification on Friday! In 2nd place were Basil Shields, Oughterard and Matt Fahey with 6 fish and in 3rd place were Sean Maguire, Garrison and Johnathon B. Craven, Athlone, with 4 fish.

Go fishing…

  • For info/boat hire/bookings etc on Lough Melvin see or Tel: 071 9841055.
  • For info/Guides/boat hire on Lough Melvin contact Sean Maguire’s Tackle Shop, Main Street, Garrison. Tel: 0044 7871443304
  • For bookings/guides etc on the Rossinver Fishery contact Bill McNeary, Tel: 071 9854930 or Jim Hoye, Tel: 0831197428
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