Jimmy Frazer reports from Lough Arrow

Anglers on Lough Arrow experienced a cold week with just a few mayflies hatching towards the end of the week. However, Martyn Elliott and friend from the UK did well catching  16 fish for 5 days heaviest 2.5 lbs. Martyn McDaid from Strabane had 2 fish heaviest 2 lbs., while Sarah Maxwell also caught 2 trout heaviest 3.25 lbs. Junior angler Oliver Wall boated 2 fish on Saturday heaviest 1.25 lbs. Higher temperatures forecast for the coming week should hopefully bring on the mayfly.

12-year old Oliver Wall with a nice Lough Arrow brownie


The annual Mayfly Competition is taking place on Lough Arrow on Sunday 20th May from 10am-6pm. All anglers must be paid up members of the club for insurance purposes – new members welcome. Membership and entry accepted from 9am-10am on Flynn’s Pier or by text to Colin +353 (0)86 6000630 prior to start of competition. Weigh-in for heaviest fish over 13′ will take place in McDonagh’s Bar at 7pm. No trolling or spinning permitted.