Kevin O’Boyle reports from Loughs Conn & Cullin…
The lakes opened on Tuesday February 15th, with a few anglers taking to the water. Conditions were very favourable on the day, with lower-than-normal water levels for the time of year.
While the fishing was hard going, Peter Roche from Cloghans, caught one trout for around 1.25 lbs on a Fiery Brown Dabbler, in Cloghans Bay.
Michael Noone and Eamon Kelly had a trout each off Massbrook Point also on Dabblers. All trout were released.
In fact, opening day was the only day to fish on the lakes, as in the last few weeks, the lake has been bombarded with storms, heavy rain, sleet and snow, with water levels up at least 1 m to date.