Home Trout fishing reports Slow start to the trout season on Loughs Conn & Cullin

Slow start to the trout season on Loughs Conn & Cullin

Light wind on Lough Conn with Nephin mountain in the background

Osgur Grieve reports from Loughs Conn & Cullin…

Trout fishing has been slow on both lakes so far this season with the cold air temperatures not helping the fly fishing. The duckfly hatch has reportedly been sparse on Lough Conn while there were reports of good duckfly hatches at times on Lough Cullin, although anglers were finding it hard to tempt the trout.

Ballina/Cloghans Angling Club fished The Jack McNeely Cup competition on Saturday 30th. 1st place went to Brendan Murphy who had 1 trout for 1.5lbs and 2nd place went to Francis White with 1 trout for 1.25lbs.

Winning angler Brendan Murphy(left) being presented with the Jack McNeely Cup by Mick McNeely

Ian Wise reports from Cloonamoyne Fishery on Lough Conn that he had a visiting father and son out on Friday 29th, they had 5 trout for their afternoon, 3 of which were released, while trolling small Rapalas.