Steve Schreck reports from Loughs Conn & Cullin…
ANGLING REPORT week ending 21/05/2023
Fishing on the lakes was rather difficult last week, with very little fly life being recorded and mainly small trout below the size limit being interested.
Peter Roche wet a line on Tuesday, fishing Castlehill, Gallaghers, Victoria’s and Brackwansha. He fished a dry Barbie mayfly but could only tempt smallish trout.
An Garda Síochána held their yearly “Coiste Siamsa” event on Wednesday and Thursday. Michael Bradley from Galway won the Michael Benson Cup for the heaviest fish with a trout weighing 1lb 12.8 ounces.
Results for the individual sections were as follows:
- Andrew Kelly with a combined weight of 3 lbs 7 ounces
- Declan Conlon with a combined weight of 2 lbs 14.8 ounces
- Mick Bradley with a combined weight of 1lb 12.8 ounces
Thursday saw Foxford Angling Club’s evening Catch & Release competition take place. Martin Kenny won the competition and accepted the Foxford Lodge Cup. Michael Tiernan came in second.
On Saturday Foxford Angling Club were facing Westport Anglers in another competition. The 20 team challenge anglers returned to shore having boated 5 fish over the 13-inch limit. The best angler was Billy McGhee with 3 fish, one of them weighing 2 lbs. Second place went to Owen McGreal with 2 fish. Foxford captain Dominic Mc Gowan accepted the John Gallagher Cup.