Mayflies are still hatching in good numbers on Lough Arrow and anglers reported excellent fishing over the past week. However, wet fly fishing hasn’t been as successful as in previous weeks. The majority of the fish have been taken on  spent gnat and dry buzzer.

Impressive Mayfly hatch on Lough Arrow

Fishing out of Hargadon’s Boat Hire (contact: +353 (0)85 1740956), Martin McDaid from Strabane had 8 trout heaviest at 3 lbs. All fish were released. Edward McMillan, Co. Antrim, had 5 fish heaviest 1.5 lbs., while Edward McMullen, Derry, caught 4 best at 4 lbs. Other successful anglers included Michael Smith and Maurice Cullen, both Drumshambo, who had fish between 3.5 lbs. and 4 lbs.  David Gray caught & released 4 fish over 3 lbs., while Niall Cullen had 2 stunning trout  in one evening on the buzzer weighing 7.5 lbs. and 9 lbs.