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Fishery News & Reports


After a number of years of unusual Mayfly fishing I can at last say that this year was more like how it used to be in the halcyon days - or so I am told.

Many familiar faces were seen in the Oughterard environs and the general consensus was that 2014 was a good Mayfly season. The Mayfly international fly - fishing competition and festival created a great buzz about the town and visitors were greeted with a warm welcome. There was an opportunity to sample the tastes of Lough Corrib including trout and pike and even whiskey tasting. Another attraction was a very interesting pop up museum of old fishing memorabilia and paraphernalia, which went down well with the older angler.

Here at the lodge we welcomed back some of our most loyal anglers who were delighted with their good fishing. Our hardy bucks Welsh anglers arrived in a diminished number but still made their presence felt and had some very good fishing on the dry fly.

John Morris from Cork had 5 fish returning 4 all on the wet fly an Olive Dabbler that he had tied himself- very proud he was!

Eduardo Ferrero from Milan and previously member of Italian fly fishing team had a very enjoyable stay with his son who looks to be taking after his father, recording 23 trout between them with the best fish weighing 3.5lbs, all returned.

Over all people were very happy with the quality of the trout caught and seen. We now look forward to some summer days out on the Corrib, and hopefully some salmon fishing in Connemara.