Kevin O’Boyle reports from Lough Conn & Lough Cullin…
Angling on Loughs Conn and Cullin was challenging during the week. Mayfly hatches were considered poor but those who put in the effort had reasonable results.
A group of three anglers from Northern Ireland had 3 days dry fly fishing on North Conn from Cloonamoyne Fishery at Enniscoe. They concentrated on Ned’s Bay and Flannery’s Bay and averaged 8 trout each per day. All fish were of keepable size but were all released. The best fish weighed 2 lbs. and successful patterns included the Grey Wulff and Green Wulff. One angler had a sea trout for 1.5 lbs. on a size 10 Yellow Wulff! Ian Wise who runs the business had 6 trout over 3 hours on the Grey Wulff in Bog Bay, the best of which weighed 2.5 lbs. All fish were released. Cloonamoyne Fishery is open for business and Ian can be contacted on +353 (0)87 7697193.
Sixty-four trout in total were reported from Cloghans Bay, Castlehill Bay, Brackwansha and Poteen Island for the week. Michael Noone, Lahardane had 2 salmon trolling in Castlehill Bay and Pullawokhouse Bay, the heaviest fish weighing 9.5 lbs.
On Lough Cullin a few boats ventured out during the week. Padraic Kelly and Kevin Gallagher from Castlebar had some good fun on Lough Cullin on Monday 17th May having 8 trout to the boat for a half day’s fishing. All fish were released. Michael & PJ Tiernan had some good fishing for a short time on Saturday 22nd until the cold chill drove them off. They had a few trout to the boat all of which were released. The best trout weighed 1.5 lbs. and most fish were caught on wet Mayfly patterns.