Angling on Lough Arrow improved considerably over the past peek with plenty mayfly hatching throughout the day. Dapping & wet flies worked best with some nice fish beeing caught late in the evening.

Finian Dodd reported that many anglers enjoyed good sport and that fishing has much improved over recent days.  Dr. Tissi & friend had four trout each, while Danny Quinn and Paul Hamilton had trout of over 3 lbs. on spent mayfly patterns. Andreas Brandt, Germany, had four fish over the weekend, while Declan Kelly was also successful over the weekend catching a number of fish, best over 2 lbs. Colin Dodd caught & released a nice fish of about 1.5 lbs.

Elsewhere, Simon Steel had 4 fish (3 released) over 2 outings up to 1.75lbs. on Grey Wulff patterns, while Sean Corry caught a cracking trout of  5lbs. plus on buzzer. Duncan Ryan had a nice three pounder on the dap.

For boat hire on Lough Arrow contact Finian Dodd at +353 (0)863 856790.

Gerry Kelly with a fine 4 lbs. Arrow brownie on wets


Results of last week’s Mayfly Competition were as follows:

1st and winner of the Des McDonagh Cup – Luke O Connell with a fish of fish of 2.796 lbs.

2nd – Thomas Walsh with a fish of 2.778 lbs.

3rd – Francis McSharry with a fish of 2.282 lbs.

4th – Hillary Mitchell with a fish of 2.244 lbs.

5th – Jim Mulcahy with a  fish of 2.228 lbs.

Best juvenile angler and winner of the Rodgers Cup was Killian Walsh with a fish of 1.688 lbs.

2nd – Colm McMorrow with a fish of 1.188 lbs.

3rd – Mary McDermottroe  with a fish of 1.144 lbs.