Declan Gibbons, IFI, reports from Lough Corrib…

Steve Carew
Steve Carew. courtesy of Tom Doc Sullivan, Cornamona,

In the Cornamona area Tom Doc Sullivan reports of good angling in the area, Steve Carew and Ray Hickey of Fulling Mill flies fished for two days using wet may flies and landed 16 keep able fish best fish being 3lbs. Martin Mannion from Donegal fished one day and caught 6 on dries and buzzers with a couple of fish in the 2.5lbs bracket. Neil Carmichael had a cracking 4lbs on a wet mayfly on his first day out for his may trip.  Visiting Anglers from Belgium staying at Dooroy Lodge on Monday last took a break out from their pike angling trip and went Dapping for their first time in the area and landed 10 fish for their days trout fishing.

Neil Carmichael
Neil Carmichael. courtesy of Tom Doc Sullivan, Cornamona,

In the Oughterard area Basil Shields of Ardnasillagh Lodge 091-552550 reports of good fishing mainly on the mid to lower lake areas, Larry Kelly Dublin and John Jacks Scotland for 14 days had 42 fish on Mayfly & Buzzer with a few fish over 5lbs caught. Colin Wright from Belfast had 11 fish for 4 days with the best fish being 5lbs 9oz. Brothers Joe & Tommy Johnson had 6 fish for their days angling all on buzzer and best fish being 4lbs. John Evans for 2 days had 12 fish on dry mayfly with 2 fish being 4lbs 4oz. Northern Ireland angler Willie Muir & matt Carson 15 fish for 3 days fishing with one super fish over 6lbs. Joe Barry from Cork had 8 fish for 2 days all on buzzer 2 of which were over 4lbs.

Martin Mannion
Martin Mannion.courtesy of Tom Doc Sullivan, Cornamona,

Kevin Molloy of Baurisheen Bay Boat Hire, Guiding & Self Catering 087-9604170 reports of Harry Couch and Family dapping in the area for 8 days averaging 6 fish per day with an average weight of a pound and a half, Dave Gordon & Gordon Harrop had 24 fish for their weeks fishing with 1 fish over 4 lbs, 3 over 3lbs, 1 fish 2lbs and the remaining fish averaging a pound and a half. Richard & Hugo McGuire had 7 fish on wets and dries for their day on Corrib with fish varying in size from a pound up to three pounds.

John Lydon,Cong Mayfly Competition Winner centre with Cup and His Family & His Brother Stephen Club Chairman
John Lydon,Cong Mayfly Competition Winner centre with Cup and His Family & His Brother Stephen Club Chairman. Courtesy Cong Angling Club.

Cong Angling Club hosted their Annual Mayfly Competition on Sunday last with 33 anglers participating and returning 25 trout Winner on the day was John Lydon with 4 fish for 7lbs 13oz, Second place went to Ted Wherry with 3 fish for 4lbs 15oz and in Third place was John Joe Mullen with a fish 3lbs 8oz and John Joe was also winner of the Heaviest Fish Category, Cong Angling Club will host their final competition of the year on 29th of September on a Catch & release basis for further information contact club secretary Dan Donovan on 086-1238174.

David Harrington with a beautiful 3lb plus trout caught on the Corrib on the dap last Saturday with Gerry Molloy