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Mixed fishing on Corrib due to rising water levels

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Ciaran Reilly, Loughrea, with a beautiful Corrib trout

Declan Gibbons reports from Lough Corrib…

Fishing on Corrib the past week has been of a very mixed nature due to rising lake levels and a mix of sparse hatches of Mayfly and Sedges and fish feeding on fry.

In the Greenfields area, Loughrea father and son duo Robert and Ciaran Reilly enjoyed an excellent day’s fishing on Saturday last landing 13 fish over 13 inches and several undersize fish. All Fish released on dabblers and fry patterns, Best fish was six and a half pounds! Here is a short video of Ciaran releasing a fine fish…

In the Oughterard area, Basil Shields of Ardnasillagh Lodge (=353 (0)91 552550) reports of Dublin angler Larry Kelly catching 23 fish for a total of 11 days on a mixture of wets and dries with the best fish being five and a quarter pounds. Galway angler Maccon Keane (fishing for two days) had 4 fish with the best being three and a half pounds on wets.

Lachlann Gately age 9, caught 7 trout on mid sized cricket on CORRIB - and enjoyed a good sleep
Lachlann Gately age 9, caught 7 trout on mid sized cricket on CORRIB – and enjoyed a good sleep

Staying in the Oughterard area, Kevin Molloy (+353 (0)87 9604170) reports of anglers enjoying good action trolling and on wet flies. Dublin angler Martin Byrne and son had 4 trout on wets between a pound and a quarter and three pounds for their day on Corrib. JJ & Jack Carty (fishing for three days) had 6 trout trolling ranging in size from a pound and a quarter to six pounds and Cork angler Stephen Murray land himself a fine fish of five and a half pounds for his day on Corrib.