Corrib warms up for the mayfly

Lough Corrib is seeing small hatches of olives at the moment, but wet fly fishing and buzzers are taking most fish. No big sign of mayfly yet, and with the whitethorn bush still showing no sign of flowering, it may be another while yet. Weather over the past week has ranged from sunshine and flat calm to driving rain and wind, with some frosty nights thrown in for good measure. It is still unseasonably cold and everything appears to be a few weeks behind this year.

Mary Miller from Lough Corrib Fly Fishing was in touch with a report on fishing for some guests last week.

Visiting anglers from England, Paul Smithson and Greg Simpson fishing out from the Fishing Lodge, Lough Corrib Fly Fishing with ghillie Greg O’Donoghue caught three splendid trout with a total weight of over 16 lb!

 

 The first fish was over 3lb, the second over 4lb and than this beauty of 7lb 10oz!
The first fish was over 3lb, the second over 4lb and than this beauty of 7lb 10oz!

 

All caught on size 12 buzzer’s in the Limnagh area. Two other anglers out from the lodge on the same day had four fish for 8lbs on size 14 dry olives and size 12 buzzers near Kid and Goat Islands.

 

Greg Simpson with a lovely trout off Corrib.
Greg Simpson with a lovely trout off Corrib.

 

Gary Costelloe from Lakelands Angling Centre, Portacarron (tel. +353 (0)91 – 55 2121) was also in touch reporting on fishing for some guests. Bright sunshine, no wind and cold air made fishing hard for the Aberaeron Angling Club’s annual Corrib outing. John Davies , Conrad Jones ,Brian Hughes and Geoff Churton battled hard on Corrib for three days catching a total of 7 trout.

 

The best of these was a fine fish of 4lbs 14 oz, caught by Geoff Churton on a Sooty Olive.
The best of these was a fine fish of 4lbs 14 oz, caught by Geoff Churton on a Sooty Olive.

 

By Kevin Crowley
Read the full report here.

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