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    I am not aware of any engine size restriction on any Irish Lake. 15HP is certainly the most popular. My mate says the bigger the engine the quicker it takes you away from fish.

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    Ive never heard of a restriction. I have seen several 15s on Conn?

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    Thank you guys, just checking.

    Killarney has an engine restriction, nothing over 6hp unless you are a one of the tour guides.

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    Any reports from Conn or how it went last week fellas ? I'm sure the weather didn't help. I might get a trip out next week if there is a change to the conditions.

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    Fished Wed,Thurs,Fri, all days very bright but had good sport particularly when we had a decent wave. Coming out of Gillaroo bay we fished around the Coleman shallows,Massbrook, Victoria, Chain Island and Errew. Plenty taken in the 3/4lb - 1lb mark with one 2lb and one 3.5lb fish being caught. Would have had a lot more but for the brightness causing the missed takes and short rises but thats fishing for you. We stayed out till 10pm on the Thurs with lots of fish moving to the spent in Victoria and had the same around 9pm where Massbrook shore enters the bay. Best flies for the trip being Yellow straggle dabbler, both yellow and green standard wet mayfly patterns.
    The 3 day competition started Saturday, luckily for them It should fish better with the cloud that arrived.
    Jonesy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ephemera View Post
    Fished Wed,Thurs,Fri, all days very bright but had good sport particularly when we had a decent wave. Coming out of Gillaroo bay we fished around the Coleman shallows,Massbrook, Victoria, Chain Island and Errew. Plenty taken in the 3/4lb - 1lb mark with one 2lb and one 3.5lb fish being caught. Would have had a lot more but for the brightness causing the missed takes and short rises but thats fishing for you. We stayed out till 10pm on the Thurs with lots of fish moving to the spent in Victoria and had the same around 9pm where Massbrook shore enters the bay. Best flies for the trip being Yellow straggle dabbler, both yellow and green standard wet mayfly patterns.
    The 3 day competition started Saturday, luckily for them It should fish better with the cloud that arrived.
    Jonesy

    Sounds like really decent fishing considering the conditions over the last few days. Unfortunately might not get away until next week at this stage when it might be on the slow down for a while.

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    I must say a big well done to Ephemera. I fished all last week out of Tolans bay. Fished all round the top part of the lake and day and night. Fishing was poor. Good hatches but the weather made life very difficult. 6 of us fished and we maybe had a total of 12 keepers up to 2lb for the week. We caught many small fish in the 8 to 11 inch range which is very worrying. This has been a feature of the past 5 years and we keep saying these fish will get bigger but they are not. I think the Board needs to look at this.

    id love to know how the competition faired over the weekend and just how many smaller fish were put back. In the first two days six of us caught over 40 fish with only 2 over the 12 inches.

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    [QUOTE=Greenpeter;2404249]I must say a big well done to Ephemera.

    Sorry, cant take all the credit, we were a party of ten and I was one of the "also rans" The missed takes and fish jumping clear over the fly indicates they struggle to see it properly. We would have trebled our tally were it otherwise. As far as a lack of big fish goes extending your session into the twilight hours without doubt increases your chances of connecting with those that come into shallower water as it gets darker. There are still plenty of big fish in there but getting them out requires some sacrifice.......in the pub for 9.........or 11, the choice is ours.
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    Anyone heard how the Comp went?
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    Typical, 6 days of sunbathing on Melvin and Conn and as you pack your bags the sky turns grey, It's not all about the catching though is it?
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