Declan Gibbons reports from Corrib on the final week of the season.
The last week was one of mixed fortunes for many anglers – some enduring tough fishing for their last casts but others were fortunate to get very good fishing on dry olives and Daphnia.
Larry McCarthy of Corrib View Lodge http://www.corribviewlodge.com reports of a good last few weeks of September, with lots of fish in the Ballynalty on dry olives and good sedge fishing in Ballycurran. the Ballindiff area also produced some good fishing with Gary Carroll and Laurence Barkey enjoying some great dry fly action. On the windy days the Inchagoill and Inishdooras produced some great fishing to daphnia feeders.
In the Cornamona area Jerry Carberry was guided by Tom Doc Sullivan http://www.tomdoc.com and Jerry had two fish for his day on Corrib best fish 2lbs.
In the Ballynalty area on Tuesday last Ted Wherry and Kevin Sheridan had 3 fish on dry olives for their day with the best being 3.5lbs.
Galway angler Harold O’Toole on Saturday last had 3 fish in the Fly Island area with the best fish being 3lbs.
Basil Shields of Ardnasillagh Lodge (091-552550) reports of good action had by guests at the Lodge having their last casts of 2020,with good action mainly on daphnia. Carol Neill had on two occasions 3 fish for 7lbs and 5 fish for 6.25lbs. Robbie Crichton had 3 fish for 5lbs 13oz. John Maher had 42 fish for 7 days, all on daphnia with the fish averaging 1.25lbs.
Tom Coyle had 2 fish for 5lbs 10oz for two days and 15 fish on Daphnia averaging 1.25lbs.
I would like to thank the contributors to the reports through out what was a very different and very difficult year for boatmen, guides, anglers & angling clubs, hospitality providers and all service providers in the communities around Lough Corrib due to Covid 19 restrictions. In a year of sorrow and fear, angling brought solace and peace of mind to many, with indeed many returning to the sport or taking it up for the first time.
We look forward to the 2021 season with renewed hope.