Things are starting to return to normal now with an ambient water temperature of 13.5 degrees and with hatches of sedges and plenty of daddies there are plenty of dry fly opportunities in the more sheltered parts of the lake. With a ripple in other areas diawl bachs, cormorants and bibios fished under the surface have been the most successful patterns.
I have now received the results of the Jack Charlton competition which I have appended to the end of this report.
The best performance of the week was that of Eddie Keers, bringing 15 rainbow trout to the boat on the Small Lough, fishing with his favoured sedgehog.
Number of fish taken: 20
Number of fish returned: 122
Number of visiting anglers: 42
Successful fly patterns: Tequila blob, ginger emerger, dries, daddies, yellow dancer, black minkie, cat’s whisker, sedgehog, diawl bach, cormorant.