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Cold winds make for tough going on Conn & Cullin


Kevin O’Boyle reports on the week’s action on Loughs Conn & Cullin:

It was a very slow week on Loughs Conn & Cullin due to the persistently cold north-westerly and easterly winds scouring the lakes. As a result, there was very little fly life to be seen, with just the odd Olive hatching.

Peter Roche from Cloghans and Gary Binley from Foxford had a fish each averaging 1.25 lbs on Claret Dabblers and Cock Robin around Roe and Castle Island in North Conn. They boated on average five more small trout each, and all were released.

Poor reports & poor weather for the rest of the week stopped a lot of anglers from venturing out. Towards the weekend, it warmed a little but still, not much fly life was evident.

On Friday, Peter Gray from Castlebar and Paul Casslin from Ross had some good fishing in Massbrook with a few trout each to Dabblers, all of which were released.

Padraig Traynor from Crossmolina and Colm Mc Andrew from Lahardane fished out of Gortnorabey and had 5/6 trout each to the boat, all released. Padraig’s best fish was 2.75 lbs on a black Dabbler in Bog Bay.

Simon Leonard from Ballina had two trout averaging 1.5 lbs while trolling for Salmon at Kent’s Pool on a silver and blue Toby.

Adrian Murphy from Cloghan’s had a trout for 2lbs on a Claret Dabbler in Ned’s Bay, North Conn.

Peter Flynn and Michael Moran from Athlone had seven small trout to the boat in Massbrook and Sand House Bay on Green Peters and Fiery Browns, best 1.5 lbs, all released.

Peter Gray released this 1.75 lb trout caught on a Ginger Dabbler