Declan Gibbons reports from the shores of lough Corrib:

Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Lodge had another reasonable week’s angling on the lough; four visiting UK anglers guided by Larry and Frank Reilly had good sport in the Greenfields area with fish on dry mayfly and sedge patterns. The anglers boated sixteen fish in all for three days and all fish sportingly released.


Corrib gold courtesy of Corrib View Lodge


David Kidd from Northern Ireland fished with Larry for a day and boated six fish up to two and a half pounds on dry sedge patterns. Visiting UK angler Ben Watson enjoyed a day on Corrib and boated four trout up to three and a half pounds on chocolate sedge patterns.

In the Oughterard area, Basil Shields of Ardnasillagh Lodge (091- 552550) reports of Dublin angler Larry Kelly and John Jacks from Scotland enjoying angling on Corrib for six days landing nineteen fish with the best fish being caught four pounds, the fish were mostly caught on wet fly and a small number on dry fly.

In the Cong area Frank Costello reports of guests enjoying reasonably good fishing predominately on dry may fly and dry sedges.


A happy USA guest courtesy of Frank Costello


For anglers who are unfamiliar with lough Corrib, we would always recommend hiring an angling guide to give yourself the best chance of catching fish. You can learn more in a day with a good guide than in a week fishing without one. For a list of angling guides who specialise in fishing lough Corrib see here.

Safety first – remember to always wear a lifejacket when fishing from a boat – it is the law.