Galway has seen sweltering weather for the past two weeks, with daily temperatures exceeding 24C most days, and feeling much hotter in the bright sunshine. Indeed, we have rarely had such a long spell of unbroken blue skies in memory, with just some high cloud appearing in recent days. The lake is now very warm, with water temperatures approaching 20C, and daytime fishing is almost non-existent bar a few boats trolling.

Early morning, however, is another story, with Caenis hatches providing good sport for anglers with the commitment to be on the lake before 5am. Fishing guide Larry McCarthy, from Corrib View Lodge, reports on the last two weeks:

Early morning is a wonderful time to be on the lough
Chasing Caenis is in full swing for angler’s staying at Corrib View Lodge.
We have two weeks of early mornings already done with plenty of fish up and feeding at dawn.
Hatches have been mediocre but they have improved dramatically over the last 3 or 4 days.
The warm sunny weather has left mornings cool and hatches have been early most before sunrise.
Fishing has been productive even though the bright conditions have made things more challenging than usual. All guests staying with us are getting on average 5 to 6 hours each morning casting at feeding trout.Hopefully we will see a little cloud soon to make the job a little easier.
A nice trout for Ben


The flies may be small but the trout like them!
Early starts do take a toll!

Go Fishing

Corrib View Lodge & Angling Services
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