Mayfly has been providing good sport on Corrib for the last 3 weeks, although weather conditions have affected hatches and fishing at times. Northerly winds have kept temperatures more like early spring, with anglers having to wrap up well.

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Well-known fishing guide and podcast host Tom Doc Sullivan recently filmed a video with Fulling Mill on wetfly fishing. He teamed up with friend and Corrib expert Mike Keady, and the video is an excellent overview of wetfly tactics at mayfly time.. Check out the video here.

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Jasper Mathews of Wild Atlantic Angling Experiences has also been out a bit, and ever the maverick, decided to fish streamers during the mayfly, landing 3 nice fish! His client also had 3 trout on wetfly, so mayfly patterns do still work too!

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A fish on a streamer, in May!

Ferox Heaven

Jasper also had a camera-shy client who wanted to try for ferox trout, and they had this lovely 11lbs fish.

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Angling guide Tomi Kurman has been hard at it again, with his guests experiencing some amazing ferox trout fishing.

This 79cm fish was caught yesterday, on a day when 4 takes resulted in just one landed.

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Other days have been much more successful, with Monday’s guest Lukas Hirudo Pijawa smashing his PB 3 times in one day! His best fish was 86cm and close to 17lbs!

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Another memorable day saw 8 trout and a pike landed, but the highlight was an incredible triple hook-up of ferox – 78, 78 and 79cm! Amazing fishing!

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Competition Results

Corr na Mona & District Anglers held their annual  Mayfly Competition on Sunday. A great day was had by all and we had the results and refreshments in Tí Mháille in Cornamona afterwards.
Barry Molloy of Cong followed up his win in the Hospice Pairs competition earlier this year by winning the event, well done Barry! He won the Dr. Eamonn Sullivan Memorial trophy for the overall top rod and also the Hunter Cup for the largest fish of the day. Second place went to Caolan McDonnell of Cong, he also won the Bay View Cup for the largest trout by a club member. Third place was Maggie Browne from Cornamona, Maggie also won the Acutek Cup for the top female angler and the Fr Reilly Trophy for the largest trout caught by a female angler.
Padraig Walsh Cornamona won the Jack Mooney memorial trophy, Jack’s son Bill and granddaughter Ciara were on hand to present the trophy.
Barry Molloy 1st receiving the Dr. Eamonn Sullivan Cup from Club Secretary Tom Sullivan
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Maggie Browne receiving the Acutek Cup

Kilbeg Angers had a good turnout on Sunday, with

Another good turn out with 35 anglers supporting this years Murphy Cup competition. Many thanks to all who took part.
1st was Pat Murphy (2nd year running).
2nd Ger Walsh.
3rd Kieran Cooney.
4th Tom Devaney.
5th Adam Hanmore
6th Anthony Brady.
7th Brian Joyce.
Pat Murphy (on right) receiving the Murphy Cup from club chairman Fursey Kenny

Upcoming Competitions

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Cong & District Anglers Association are holding their annual Mayfly competition on Sunday 28th of May.

We have a number of categories with separate prizes for each:
1) Senior fly fishing – wet-fly, dry fly, dapping or buzzer are all eligible.
2) Juveniles – age 17 and under.
3) Trolling – Fish caught by adult anglers trolling are eligible for the Trolling prize only.
All are welcome, with registration at the Roach Pond, Lisloughrey from 10.30am. Fishing starts at 11am and weigh in at the Roach Pond is at 6pm sharp. Entry fee is €20 for members and €25 for non club members. Juveniles are free. Traditionally, this has been a fun day out for all the family and often an introduction to fishing for young anglers. We hope for another good day this year.
This year, immediately before the weigh-in we will be unveiling a plaque to the memory of the late Frank Lydon who was instrumental in the purchase and original development of the Roach Pond. It is long overdue for us to mark Frank’s contribution. I hope you can join us to celebrate the occasion.

Environmental Award

Well done to the East Corrib Alliance, a group of four pro-active and conservation-minded angling clubs on the east side of Lough Corrib, which has been selected as this year’s winner of The Galway County Council Cathaoirleach’s Award in the category Environment & Climate Action. Billy Kavanagh of Annaghdown Angling Club said “This is a fantastic acknowledgement of the work of the ECA and the 4 Clubs ( Annaghdown, Kilbeg, Headford and Glencorrib & Cross). We are absolutely delighted and honoured to receive this prestigious award. For an alliance in existence for little more than 18 months it’s a tremendous achievement and we’d like to thank the Cathaoirleach and his team for this award. It gives the ECA the impetus to continue our work.

Go Fishing

Wild Atlantic Angling Experiences
Jasper runs Wild Atlantic Angling Experiences, providing bespoke guided fishing for salmon, trout or saltwater species. To book a guiding trip with Jasper you can give him a call on 087 6031975, or check out the new website:
Tomi Guided Fishing
To book a trip with Tomi Kurman, give him a call on 085 7318541 or check out his Facebook page here: Tomi Guidedfishing
Tom Doc Sullivan
Tom Doc guides on Loughs Corrib and Mask mostly, and can be contacted below for enquiries and bookings.