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Dry mayflies working well on Loughs Conn & Cullin

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A trout caught by Barry Kelly on Lough Cullin on 19th May, before being released

Michael Murphy reports from Loughs Conn & Cullin…

Angling Report week ending 19-05-24

Ian from Cloonamoyne Fishery reported being out with two Northern Irish anglers’ midweek with a good catch of nine trout. All were caught on dry Mayflies with six of them being over the twelve-inch limit and only one taken.

A long running competition was held on Lough Conn on Thursday evening 16th May. This was a catch and release only competition and kindly sponsored by Foxford Lodge.  Approximately twenty anglers fished this year with Billy Magee coming out the winner. Billy had two trout measuring 38cm and 31cm respectively taking home The Lodge Cup for himself and will return to defend it next year. Dry Mayfly, Spent Gnat and wet fly working best on this occasion.

John Phelan from Laois Angling Centre had good sport on Lough Cullin on Sunday 19th May. A northerly wind and strong sunshine made angling challenging at times but for a full day’s angling he and his boat partner had nine trout to the boat, five of which were keepers. Dry Mayflies were the most successful patterns.

Barry Kelly and Padraic Kelly from Castlebar also had good sport on Lough Cullin on Sunday with four trout to the boat for a half day’s fishing. One of the fish measured fourteen inches and all were caught on a Grey Wulff. All four fish were returned alive to the water.