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Fishery News & Reports

Fishery News & Reports


April is truly a lovely month and this year that was particularly so, the weather was mostly sunny although the wind was from the wrong quarter and Olive fishing took a while to get going on Lough Corrib.

The great thing about poor fishing conditions is that lots of jobs get done around the lodge. Greg lovingly repainted his wooden boat, all engines were serviced and life jackets got checked. There was also a bit of time for photography and anyone who follows our Facebook page ( will know what I am talking about!

Mid April saw the start of good Olive fishing when Peter Forde caught his first trout of his season, which was promptly returned. James Gallagher and sons caught 10 trout over 2 days, all returned.

Mike Bray and his party struck the Corrib on some very sunny, still days and tried some Ferox fishing, which proved successful, with Mike catching a beautiful 2.6 lb Ferox and his fishing companion landing a 3.6lb Ferox.

It’s all systems go for the Mayfly season. On the weekend of 9th /11th of May an international Fly-fishing competition is being held in Oughterard, with lots of other activities happening over the weekend including a fishing museum and Art exhibition. Something for everyone!

We still have some boats and accommodation available during May.