Sweethope Fishery Report 12th July 2015

Water temperature remains warm, measured at 18 degrees C on Sunday morning but wet colder weather is cooling both loughs. Best of the fishing has been the south bank and far west end of the Small Lough has provided some good catches, including the heaviest fish of the week, a 6lb 2oz rainbow, caught by Terry Richmond.

There has been lots of insect life hatching out in the warm, damp conditions and small dry flies have been most effective. Visiting rods have achieved a rod average of 2.6.

Statistics:

Number of fish brought to the net: 152 rainbow, 10 blue and 4 brown trout

Number of visiting anglers: 77

Number of fish returned safely: 129

Successful fly patterns: Hoppers, sedges, F Fly, Klinkhammer, bibio, diawl bach, hare’s ear, hare’s ear shuttlecock, okey dokey, PTN, cat’s whisker, Dawson’s Olive.

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