Kevin O’Boyle reports from Lough Conn…

Lough Conn & Cullin Angling Report week ending 11/07/21

Trout fishing is starting to pick up slowly but surely now on the lakes. Sedges are hatching in various bays with some good reports of trout, mostly smaller fish being caught. Joe Quinn, Ballina and Chris Meadows had 13 trout to the boat on the Massbrook shore to Sedges and Green Peters. They all averaged approximately ¾ lbs and were all released.  Peter Roche, Cloghans and Gary Binley, Foxford had 2 trout each to a Green Peter Dabbler around Brackwansha and Cormorant Rocks shoreline. The fish averaged just over a pound, and all were returned.  Ian Wise and a party of four from Dublin had a few trout all averaging just a pound in North Conn around the islands outside Bog Bay.  All fish were released.

James Corcorcan, Galway, and fishing partner Brian Casserly, Galway had a few trout all returned, averaging 1.25 lbs all to the wet fly near Gortnorabbey.

Oliver Dillon and Peter Gray had some good angling in South Conn mostly along Victoria Bay and Massbrook Point.

A trout caught by Peter Roche for just over 1 lb on a red arse Green Peter near Cormorant Rocks on Lough Conn before release

Sincere sympathies to the Murphy families, Massbrook and Lahardane on the death of their father Jimmy Murphy, a giant in the angling world and father to Gerry Murphy who operates Murphy’s Boat Hire on the shores of Lough Conn at Massbrook.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.