Lough Arrow anglers report…
August 14: Due to the heavy rainfall, the water level is back up to where it was in Spring. The level is so high that boats cannot make it through the cut, which is not usual at this time of year. Reports from anglers would indicate that the green peter fishing has not been great, although there were decent hatches of flies. However, it hasn’t all been bad. Paul and Niall Cullen, Kildare landed eight fish for five nights. Robert Cullen, Drumshanbo and Gerry Martin, Ballindoon picked up the odd fish here and there.
Best catch for the last few weeks was by Tisse Siriwardena, Sligo, with a beautiful trout of six pound – a great Catch of the Week winner. Together with his boat partner, Colin McNiffe, they landed five fish for the day to wet flies.
Fishing appears to be picking up over the last few days, with more boats on the lake and a number of trout being caught, mainly on wet flies.
The next competition will take place on Sunday next, 20th August. Usual competition rules apply – see previous posts. Weigh-in as usual in The Mayfly.
To mark the first anniversary of the death of Thomas Walsh, a great angler and friend, the Walsh family will present a shield for the junior competition at our weigh-in on Sunday evening.
Thomas had an in-depth knowledge and love of Lough Arrow, and had a particular interest in the mayfly and green peter fishing. And when his boat was seen pulled up on an island at lunchtime, we all knew he was working his magic on the pan!
The family is also holding a memorial fundraiser in aid of the Oncology Unit, Sligo Hospital in McDermotts Castlebaldwin later on Sunday evening.
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