Sweethope has been fishing very well this week. The water temperature has been a cool 10 degrees most of the week, peaking at 11 degrees on Sunday. For most of the week it has been windy but not too windy to make fishing difficult and statistics reflect this. Anglers have been successful from the bank on both Loughs and from the boat on the Great Lough.
The heaviest fish caught this week was a 4lb 8oz Blue Trout, caught from the boat in the Great Lough. In all a very respectable 184 rainbow, 24 blue and 2 brown trout have been brought to the net, 54 rainbows were taken and 130 were returned, safely to the water.
We have been visited by 72 anglers this week and successful fly patterns have been: nymphs, damsels, bloodworm, hare’s ear, buzzers, diawl bachs and hoppers.
A hatch of olives was noted on Sunday and fishing conditions should improve this week with settled weather.