Some friends of mine were up at the w/end but found it a waste of time. They fished areas like Salthouse bay, Ballindiff and arround marker 50 but didn't even see a trout.It was basically the same story on Mask for some more friends of mine.
I was talking to a friend of mine this evening who had fished Mask on Saturday and pulled out of it because it was so bad and went down to Corrib to find more of the same. There is a few olives beginning to hatch but the fish aren't switched on to them yet.
Had a bloody fantastic day yesterday on Corrib with Basil Shields I had 11 fish with 2 around the 3lb mark and another 1 of his boats came in with 13.
I spooned a fish and he was stuffed with olive nymphs. The olives were thick on the water with the fish rising readily to them with 1 or 2 huge blocks spotted feeding as well.
Back down next fri for the weekend :guinness:
Mayflyjunky I was down yesterday afternoon with Basil to see how he was after his little scare (you know what I mean) did I meet you by any chance - I was the kiwi with a skin head and a beard...
By the way your a lucky b*gger I've been fishing down the South of the lake the past three weeks on all the spots Basil frequents and they've only just come on the bite! Well done to you.
No im afraid not joey, we heard a wee whisper there was a bit of apple tart going so made tracks to get in before Basil
Fantastic day but alot of that was down to Basil who remarked at the start of the day "all i need of you lads is to be able to put your flies in the water, jesus, you might not even need flies, just the tip of your rod" Jesus he wasn't far wrong.
We had alot of bad weather days last year and funnily enough it was next weekend last year when we had the red letter day so decided to leave the bookings untill later this year.
Hopefully next time Joey.