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Trout anglers on Lough Arrow back in action!

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Lough Arrow Anglers report…

The season on Lough Arrow got off to a slow start mainly due to the bad weather.   The high water level and strong winds deterred many anglers from visiting the lake.  However, improved weather is promised, and the cuckoo was heard this morning by an early-morning walker – better days are ahead!

Our talk with Tom Doc Sullivan was a great success.  There were over 30 anglers in attendance.   Firstly, Tom talked us through the sequence of the fly hatch on the lake:

Duck fly, Olives, Mayfly, Caenis, Sedges, Green Peter, Daphnia and last but not least, the Daddy Longlegs.  Next, he discussed the various fly patterns and methods that he would use to catch trout during the different hatches.  It was altogether a very informative presentation.  Our thanks to McDermotts Castlebaldwin for hosting the event.

Great interest in Tom Doc Sullivan’s talk

We held our first competition on Sunday 14th April.  Thirty-nine anglers took part in windy, blustery and cold conditions.  This is the first time we used our new measuring boards and score cards to record the catch.  These are now necessary for the Catch and Release system which has been adopted for our competitions.

Over in The Mayfly that evening, the cards were  quickly checked and verified.  The clear winner was Eddie Harte with a magnificent bag of 5 trout.  Well done Eddie!

Results were as follows:

1  EDDIE HARTE – 5 fish

2  GERRY MARTIN – 2 fish

3  JONNY TONER – 2 fish

4  MARK DEAVIN – 2 fish

5  COLIN DODD – 2 fish

The Mayfly Cup being presented to first prize winner Eddie Harte by Philip Craig of the Mayfly Inn
2nd prizewinner Gerry Martin with Club Chairman Paul Colreavy and Club Secretary Colin Dodd

It was great to see old friends for a catch-up and chat at the start of a much anticipated season.

Thanks also to Philip and Ellie for hosting the event.

Tight lines and bent rods!