Declan Gibbons reports that last week provided good fishing on Corrib, with mayfly, sedges and Caenis getting trout feeding. This week’s heatwave has made things rather more difficult, but the early morning conditions have been perfect for Caenis fishing.
Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Lodge reports another very good week of fishing. Anglers visiting from England and Wales enjoyed great early morning Caenis fishing and also busy day time May fly fishing.
Owein Mealing on holiday from Wales had 4 days guided by Larry – two on Caenis and two day time sessions on May fly. They boated a total of 25 trout between 1.5lbs and 3lbs. Bill Latham with a party of 5 anglers from England had 3 early morning sessions where they caught and returned more than 20 trout to 3.5lbs. Warmer conditions and light wind will bring on the remainder of the Caenis hatch hopefully over the next few days
Ted Wherry of Mayfly Lodge, Ballynalty (tel. 087-4305957) fished 4 afternoon sessions with Richard Robinson last week and they had fish every day on dry sedge patterns, best fish 3lbs.
In the Oughterard area the Oughterard Anglers Association hosted the Kevin McQuinn Cup on Saturday last, well done to Justin Fleming who won the competition, second was Adam Colton and third was Ciara Ferguson a good day was had by all even if conditions weren’t the most favourable for angling.
On Sunday last Ballindiff Bay Angling Club hosted the Federation Cup, with 18 boats participating and 5 fish measured ( C&R competition). The winner on the day was John Clougherty, in 2nd place was Anthony Trill and 3rd place went to Joe Trill. The winning team went to the host club Ballindiff Bay AC. All monies collected for the Federation Cup goes to Cairde Loch Coiribe and directly in to stream enhancement