Kevin O’Boyle reports from Loughs Conn & Cullin…
Not many anglers ventured out on the lakes, due to warm, calm conditions and bright sunshine. However, two “End of Season” Angling Competitions tempted a few anglers out on the lake.
Murphy’s Bar & Kieran Lynn Memorial Cup recorded 9 trout. Billy Murphy won the Competition with 2 trout including the heaviest fish for 1.82 lbs.
On Sunday, only 3 trout were recorded at the Paddy McDonald Cup, hosted by Lough Conn & Cullin Anglers, with the winner Brendan Murphy from Cloghans. Brendan caught a 4.8 lbs. trout outside Cloghans Bay on a Black Dabbler, the biggest trout recorded on Lough Conn for the 2022 season so far!
Elsewhere, Kevin Barrett from Belfast fishing with Gerry Fitzsimons from Enniscrone fishing in North Conn had a trout for just under 3 lbs. at Woodford shallows near Castle Island shore, which he released.
There are also reports of two salmon caught trolling spoons in the Massbrook area.