Declan Gibbons has all the news from Lough Corrib from the end of August…
Frank Costello, www.ashfordoldschoolhouse.ie or +353 (0)87 – 2524 253, reports from the Cong area of an improvement in trout angling for the week gone by with good action and sport on dry fly in many areas on Ginger and Claret bits and other hopper patterns. Frank himself had a nice fish on Friday last pictured which he got on a Claret Dabbler and sportingly released.
Larry McCarthy www.corribangling.com of Corrib View Lodge reports that fishing has been very productive over the last week. Many good fish have been caught on dry sedge and olives. Larry fished with New Zealand guide Matt Butler on Tuesday afternoon in the Greenfields area and they had three trout up to four pounds on sedge.
Vaughn Ruckley and Bill Brown enjoyed four good days with Larry catching eight trout two of which were four pounds and four pounds eight ounces. Many guests staying at the lodge reported lots of good wet fly action in the Inchagoill area with reports of good bags of fish caught and returned each day.
In the Oughterard area Basil Shields of Ardnasillagh Lodge +353 (0)91 – 552 550 reports of a slow and sporadic olive hatch and a good hatch of sedges along with good fishing in the deeps on Daphnia but hard to locate. A group Dublin anglers staying at the lodge made up of Richard Burgees 1 fish 33cm, Michael Gallagher 1 fish 34cm, Tom Butler 1 fish 35cm and Declan Keogh 1 fish 33cm enjoyed a days fishing and caught the above number of fish which were all sportingly released with the majority of the fish caught on wet fly.