Trout fishing returns have been encouraging on both lakes and the lower Lough has seen some excellent pike catches both on lure and on dead bait. Yesterday Mark Frain caught a ten lb pike on a lure and earlier Jimmy Short caught his heaviest pike to date on dead bait, weighing in at 12lb 8oz.
With the water temperature at a respectable 10 degrees C. trout are still feeding well and taking dries and buzzers as well as lures.
Fish caught: 25 rainbows
Fish Taken: 8 rainbows
Successful fly patterns: Cat’s Whisker, Yellow Dancer, Black Hopper, Buzzers, Dries.