Fly Fishing Forums


Go Back   Fly Fishing Forums > Where to Fish/Fishery Reports, Conditions and Updates > European and Rest of the World Fishery updates
Forums Register Blogs FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Like Tree155Likes

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #961  
Old 19-05-2017, 09:21 AM
mackiia1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Munster - River Bride
Posts: 1,422
mackiia1 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Lough Corrib

Just back from 3 days on Corrib - weather was ok - a bit bright at times but conditions were good at times also. Didn't find any big hatches but some areas had a steady trickle of fly . Any time we found found rising trout we got them - land the fly in front of them and they nailed it - every time.
The problem was , as others have said , the fish were small - didn't see a decent fish for the whole 3 days - biggest fish of the many we caught was about 1.25 pounds.
There was, of course, reports of better fish caught , but most anglers we met all had the same story - lots and lots of small fish .
Seems that most of the better fish are still feeding on Buzzer.
Still enjoyed my 3 days though - Corrib is just a beautiful place to be.
If the fishing was always easy then maybe it would lose some of its magic . Corrib trout are a bit like women - we'll never fully understand them.
__________________
When all else fails , a running kick in the b0ll0x will often work wonders !!!
Reply With Quote
  #962  
Old 19-05-2017, 09:55 AM
Wee Jimmy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 6,414
Wee Jimmy has a spectacular aura aboutWee Jimmy has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Lough Corrib

Quote:
Originally Posted by mackiia1 View Post
but most anglers we met all had the same story - lots and lots of small fish .
Cant be a bad thing for the future....
Reply With Quote
  #963  
Old 19-05-2017, 10:08 AM
mackiia1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Munster - River Bride
Posts: 1,422
mackiia1 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Lough Corrib

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wee Jimmy View Post
Cant be a bad thing for the future....
No problem with trout stocks on Corrib
No issue with big trout either - when the Caenis starts we will see the Lough come alive with big fish - catching them is another issue.
Wee Jimmy and rockslider like this.
__________________
When all else fails , a running kick in the b0ll0x will often work wonders !!!
Reply With Quote
  #964  
Old 19-05-2017, 10:51 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 31
mattcullen is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Lough Corrib

Quote:
Originally Posted by mackiia1 View Post
Just back from 3 days on Corrib - weather was ok - a bit bright at times but conditions were good at times also. Didn't find any big hatches but some areas had a steady trickle of fly . Any time we found found rising trout we got them - land the fly in front of them and they nailed it - every time.
The problem was , as others have said , the fish were small - didn't see a decent fish for the whole 3 days - biggest fish of the many we caught was about 1.25 pounds.
There was, of course, reports of better fish caught , but most anglers we met all had the same story - lots and lots of small fish .
Seems that most of the better fish are still feeding on Buzzer.
Still enjoyed my 3 days though - Corrib is just a beautiful place to be.
If the fishing was always easy then maybe it would lose some of its magic . Corrib trout are a bit like women - we'll never fully understand them.
Nice one Ian, did ye fish the buzzers at all or just stick to the dries?
Hoping to fish it next Friday if the weather plays ball.
There's definitely something about the place that keeps drawing you back. I was telling people in work I was up there fishing last week and they couldn't get their heads around me travelling all the way up there, fishing all day and catching one small fish and then wanting to go back. Think your bang on the money with the comparison with women! Doesn't make sense but there ye go. Off sea fishing in Kilmore Quay this weekend for a tonic. I'll hoik a loadda pollock and mackerel (maybe a few cod if I'm lucky) outta the sea but I'll still be dreaming of my trip up to Corrib next week!It's a sickness!
rockslider likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #965  
Old 19-05-2017, 11:09 AM
mackiia1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Munster - River Bride
Posts: 1,422
mackiia1 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Lough Corrib

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattcullen View Post
Nice one Ian, did ye fish the buzzers at all or just stick to the dries?
Fished mostly dries apart from 2 hours on buzzer yesterday , initially wind was light and had a fish on my second cast - thought I was in for a cracker of a day. 30 mins later the wind got up and made controlling the drift a bit tricky. There were 4 other boats in the area fishing buzzers - didn't see anyone getting fish and they all fooked off once the wind got up - we persevered for a while but as there was plenty of wind and cloud cover we went looking for Mayfly . Had plenty of smallish fish on dry Mayfly patterns for a couple of hours but late in the afternoon it got very bright and we packed up about 6 pm.
mattcullen likes this.
__________________
When all else fails , a running kick in the b0ll0x will often work wonders !!!

Last edited by mackiia1; 19-05-2017 at 11:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #966  
Old 19-05-2017, 05:57 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 32
jefski1 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Lough Corrib

The place is magical doesn't matter what the weather throws at you, how many fish are laughing at the your flies when it comes together its something you never forget. Out in early June hopefully the hatch is not over by then.
Reply With Quote
  #967  
Old 20-05-2017, 06:24 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tipperary
Posts: 304
Overheadkev is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Lough Corrib

This week the weather was a ******, always off and not quite right.Next week looks to be an improvement in temperature.Hope to get a break from these westerlies and get some gnat fishing

Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #968  
Old 22-05-2017, 08:05 AM
stylie's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cork
Posts: 1,922
stylie is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Lough Corrib

Just back from 3 days, talking to lots of anglers and the same story across the board. Lots of small fish, the odd one good size a day. The dap being the most effective. I probably had 12-15 small trout Saturday dapping, then one 2lb'er in the middle. Amazing to have so many anglers with consistent stories. The 13in + Trout are just not interested, that lake needs a few floods into it to stir things up get the water temp's down, the lake felt warmer than the air temperature.
Reply With Quote
  #969  
Old 22-05-2017, 08:37 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 31
mattcullen is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Lough Corrib

Quote:
Originally Posted by stylie View Post
Just back from 3 days, talking to lots of anglers and the same story across the board. Lots of small fish, the odd one good size a day. The dap being the most effective. I probably had 12-15 small trout Saturday dapping, then one 2lb'er in the middle. Amazing to have so many anglers with consistent stories. The 13in + Trout are just not interested, that lake needs a few floods into it to stir things up get the water temp's down, the lake felt warmer than the air temperature.
Is it very unusual to get a lot of small fish on Corrib? Only fished it a few times myself. Normally when I see reports I get the impression folk tend to catch 1 or 2 trout between 1lb and 2.5 lb or so. Maybe they just don't mention the tiddlers!
Reply With Quote
  #970  
Old 22-05-2017, 09:00 AM
stylie's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cork
Posts: 1,922
stylie is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Lough Corrib

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattcullen View Post
Is it very unusual to get a lot of small fish on Corrib? Only fished it a few times myself. Normally when I see reports I get the impression folk tend to catch 1 or 2 trout between 1lb and 2.5 lb or so. Maybe they just don't mention the tiddlers!
You will always get some small fish but not in these numbers.
When you see the numbers of small trout that we are seeing right now it means the 1lb+ trout are not out there competing with the small fish, they are happy to let them feed near the top.
A normal day in May with the weather I have fished in, should get you 5+ trout over a pound with a couple over 2lb etc. You will get a smaller sprinkling of trout under a pound but they are normally squeezed out of it by their bigger brethren.
Right now it seems only the small fish are interested in whats going on at the top of the lake, the bread and butter mayfly fish (1lb +) are nowhere to be seen.
mattcullen likes this.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
















All times are GMT. The time now is 03:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
2006-2017 Fish&Fly Ltd