Corrib fishing well when conditions suit

Declan Gibbons has all the new from Lough Corrib from the middle of September…

John Somerville.
John Somerville.


In the Cornamona area on Thursday last John Somerville enjoyed a days fishing on Thursday last landing three trout with his best being a pound and a half all daphnia feeders and all sportingly released.

David Bohanna.
David Bohanna.


In the Inishmacateer area on Saturday last Father and Son Duo from Carlow Alex and David Bohanna enjoyed a days fishing with Daddies and Sedges producing the goods.

Alex Bohanna.
Alex Bohanna.


In Galway o Sunday last The Commercial Boat Club hosted The Greaney Cup (Heaviest Fish Competition) which saw 21 anglers participate and landed 15 trout . Winner on the day was Harold O Toole with a fish 4.7Lbs and in the best boat category Noel O Toole and Eugene McCarthy had four fish for 8.35Lbs.

Read the full report here.


Too windy and wet or too Sunny on Melvin!

Lough Melvin remained fairly quiet again from Monday 11th  to Sunday 17th September 2017. With the wet and windy conditions that prevailed over the week and I have heard of no rods trying for salmon. Sunday however brought a beautiful, sunny and still day. Unfortunately this coincided with the Seamus O’Doherty Perpetual Cup Pairs Trout Competition. The flat calms at times and bright sunny weather made catching trout tough!

The competition was well attended however with 26 boats (52 competitors) out fishing. Trout were hard to come by but in truth, it was a glorious day to be out after 6 weeks of horrible rain! The winning pair was Gerry O’Brien and Seamus O’Dare. In 2nd place were Aidan Langan & Alan Nutton and placed 3rd were father & son team Sean & Darren Maguire.

Go fishing…
• For info/boat hire/bookings etc on Lough Melvin see or tel: +353 (0)71 – 9841 055.
• For info/Guides/boat hire on Lough Melvin contact Sean Maguire’s Tackle Shop, Main Street, Garrison. Tel: 0044 7871443304.
• For bookings/guides etc on the Rossinver Fishery contact Bill McNeary, Tel: +353 (0)71 – 9854 930 or Jim Hoye, Tel: +353 (0)83 – 1197 428.
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