Declan Gibbons reports: Angling has been mixed on Corrib during the turn of the month with some guides reporting of a slow week while others enjoyed good fishing. Mayfly and Sedges are the hatches most prevalent at the moment with some anglers catching fish on the dap.
On Wednesday last, Damien Martin, Clonmel, had two nice trout for 5.5 lbs. whilst being guided by Phillip Comber (+353 (0)86-2786301) of Old Stone Barn Self Catering.
On Monday last, Kevin Molloy (+353 (0)87-9604170) had two visiting Australian anglers out catching two trout for their day while trolling; one fish weighing 6 lbs. and the other 5.5 lbs.
Basil Shields of Ardnasillagh Lodge (091-552550) reported excellent fishing on Corrib for the week gone by with anglers enjoying great sport on predominantly mayfly. David Dawson, visiting angler from the UK, had 21 fish for three days fishing on mayfly and olive patterns with the best fish being 2.75 lbs. Tommy Coulter and Friend from Northern Ireland had 13 fish for three days also on mayflies and olives. Derek Rooney from Balbriggan in Dublin had two fish for his days on Corrib, while Colin Wright from Belfast caught 14 fish for four days angling also on mayfly and sedge patterns. Peter Stinger, a visiting angler from the USA, had 18 fish for four days fishing at the Lodge on a mixture of wet and dry mayfly with the best fish weighing 2.5 lbs.
Anglers and lake users are being advised to be cautious and vigilant about the security of their boats and angling equipment as there were a number of thefts recently around the Corrib. Suspicious activity and behaviour has been noted around Lough Corrib with one theft of a boat, engine and trailer and a second theft of fishing equipment. Any suspicious activity should be reported to the Gardaí.