Warmer weather and more moderate winds have seen fish moving all over both lakes with plenty of natural brown trout. Brownies were especially to be found toward the North bank of the Great Lough. The best fish of the week was caught from a float tube and was a rainbow estimated to weigh about 13lb.
The lower Lough has been fishing extremely well and one of our visitors to the holiday cottages had a great holiday, catching and releasing 59 trout in 6 days.
On Sunday we were hosts to the Ashington Kingfishers for a very well attended club competition. 25 anglers competed against each other and a freshening westerly wind, bringing 81 fish to the boat: a rod average of 3.24. The event was won by Bruce Tait with a catch of 8 trout for 8.89 kg. a very close second was Keith Row with a catch of 8 fish for 8.84 kg., third was Scott Nellins with a catch of 6 fish for 8.29 kg.
Best fish of the day was a 2.14 kg. rainbow brought to the boat by David Yorke.
Number of fish taken: 19
Number of fish returned: 298
Number of visiting anglers: 85
Successful fly patterns: Hawthorn, Griffiths Gnat, bloodworm, muddler, buzzer, CDC, midge, Kate McClaren, hopper, damse, GRHE.