Over the last week the weather has been fairly bright, with light winds and bright sunshine on some days. Mayfly hatches and fishing have been patchy, with some days better than others. However, many anglers have had good sport and we have some nice reports and photos from the lake.

Declan Black sent in a great photo of daughter Caroline, aged 8, with the third of her trout caught on Monday on the dap off Dooras . After 2 blank days last year, her luck turned. So much so that the third was caught after she asked for ten more seconds fishing and the fish duly took at the end of the countdown!

8yo Caroline Black with a lopvely Corrib trout she caught while dapping

George Ashton, visiting from the UK and fishing with Peter Corcoran, had a nice surprise when he landed what appears to be a sea trout – quite uncommon on Corrib. Silvery trout are found in certain parts of the lake with a sandy/marl bottom, but this one is certainly a lot more similar to a sea trout. Well done George!

George with his sea trout

The Cornamona area experienced good hatches of mayfly over the last week and good fishing some days, although maybe not ideal for the Corr na Mona club’s annual Wetfly competition on Sunday, which nevertheless had a great turnout. Fishing conditions were not great with flat calm and sunny conditions up to 5:00pm with some windy conditions in the last hour.

34 anglers returned 17 trout. Congratulations to the winner on the day Barry Molloy who had 4 trout for 9llb 7.8 oz. Barry won the Michael J. Sullivan Cup for best bag and he also won the Jackie Molloy Cup for heaviest fish which weighed 4lb 2.8oz. Tom Doc Sullivan was 2nd with two trout for 5lb 9oz and 3rd place went to Mike Coyne with 2 trout for 5lbs 8.5oz

Eamon Gavin (right) presents Barry Molloy with one of his two cups

Paul Heaney from Corrib Anglers reports inconsistent fishing over the last few days. Wednesday in particular had perfect conditions for wet fly fishing but with little or no fly on the water it turned out to be a disaster for most anglers. Paul fished from Devinish to Kilbeg and back to Annaghkeen and had 4 trout that may just about have measured 13 inches (“if I drove my car over them!”). Mind you all four gave a great fight and all four took a Lough Arrow wet mayfly. My good friend, top guide David Donnelly, had a busman’s holiday on Thursday with his pal Ceri Jones and had 5 good trout in and around Birchall on buzzers. David has a few guiding days available and can be contacted through Corrib Anglers (details below).

One of David Donnelly’s trout from Birchall, a fine fish indeed

Visiting angler Mark Davies with his colleague Kevin went out from Greenfields under the causeway to Ballycurran and beyond fishing dry fly and had a few throwbacks again with little or no fly on the water. Paul also included some photos of nice trout taken on dry olives around Saddle and Lime Islands at the weekend.


Tomi Kurman has been putting his clients over some good ferox, as usual! Neil Cunningham came from Scotland with one aim – to catch an Irish ferox trout, and his mission was certainly accomplished. His trip was marked by big changes in weather – T-shirts and sunburn one day, hats and gloves the next!

Another client had one counting ferox and 2 “smaller ones” according to Tomi. We like his definition of small!!!


A number of clubs are holding mayfly competitions this weekend.

Cong Anglers are holding their annual Wetflty competition this Sunday, see flyer below for details.


Headford and Corrib Anglers are holding the annual Andrew Egan Cup, fishing from Greenfields. Registration in Greenfields at 10.30, fishing 11am to 6pm. €20 entry for boatman, €30 for non-boating anglers. Anyone interested can send their name by WhatsApp to 087 6740144

Dappers are also catered for in the Ballindiff Angling Club annual Mayfly Competition, also on Sunday. All are welcome.

Go Fishing

Corrib Angler Guiding Service

Paul Heaney

Tel: +353 (0)86 0568385 Email: [email protected]: Corrib Anglers

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