Lough Corrib

seanie

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Just a special word of THANKS to Gavan Hennessy for all his help in finding and replacing the post I tie my boat to after it was taken yesterday. :thumbs:::)
 

seanie

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I was out on Wednesday. We had superb fishing with about 25 fish to the boat. Most of which were about the 1lb mark but also had a few over 2lb :)
All returned safely:)
 

123strike

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Hi folks, just wondering what the prospects are looking like for the Bank Holiday weekend. Plan on fishing from Greenfields, the Mayfly must be well and truly up by now and are the trout feeding on same? Cheers in advance!
 

stylie

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Any news from the lake ? going up tomorrow and dont know to bring the trolling gear or fly gear, probably both
 
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Anybody know of good buzzer fishing bays on the Corrib? I am interested in the Greenfield bay / Inchiquin area, in particular.
 

groovy teeth

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hi . we hit right on the 27th may . i had 14 trout on the dap. i kept 4, biggest 2lbs. 8 were over the size limit and some around 12 inchs. excellent days fishing and the finest table fish you could hope for anywhere.
 

cmcf

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I was looking at some information on the water framework directive and got an updated report on the fish stock on Lough Corrib
The preliminary report we discussed on this site are:
1) Large numbers of bigger trout leading to good catches in the next few years
2) A major drop in the number of smaller trout leading to significant reduction in trout stocks in the 3 years’ time
3) Major increase in the number of perch in the lake

The WFDS report which has more statistical analysis applied finds:
1) There is a slight drop in trout stocks between 2008 and 2012, which it attributes to the serve winters for 2009 and 2010.
2) The trout population is higher in 2011 than in 1996
3) The distribution of trout be age and size is similar to 2008
4) There is a increase in the average size of trout on lower Corrib
5) There is a drop in the average size of trout on the upper Corrib
6) There is a fall in perch and roach stocks compared to 2008

From my own experience, fishing only the upper lake, in the last few years I would agree with the WFD report finding. In the last 3 or 4 years I have certainly seen a reduction on the average size of fish I am catching but no fall in the numbers of fish over all. I have caught very few fish over the 3lb mark in the last 3 years.
This season started late this year due to the freezing spring but the form may on I have caught good numbers of trout on the lake mostly in the 10 to 15inches size range, and have caught up to 12 in a day. I did lose one monster of a trout at mayfly this year as my reel jammed.
I am just wondering what anglers experience of the lake has been in the current season and would you agree with the fisheries report?

Cheers
Conor
 

jefski1

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Due to me only fishing the lough for one week a year at Mayfly time I am in no position to say how the water is fishing, but if my input is of any help found this year had the most fish to the boat and the most follows to the fly but the average size was definitely down from the previous years.
 

inishmackjames

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Hi, anybody familiar with the shortcut between the mainland and Lime Island on Lough Corrib - well here it is now, wide enough to drive an oil tanker through. I think some French guy got the notion that he would build a road to access the island. The Guillotine would be too good for him - hope the IFI do their job and see him in court. :mad:
 
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mackiia1

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Hi, anybody familiar with the shortcut between the mainland and Lime Island on Lough Corrib - well here it is now, wide enough to drive an oil tanker through. I think some French guy got the notion that he would build a road to access the island. The Guillotine would be too good for him - hope the IFI do their job and see him in court. :mad:


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