In 2007 we went fishing other species, both Christopher and I caught our first ferox trout – Christopher’s is features on the home page. We also caught several really large bream.
In December 2007 we went on a trip of a lifetime to the magnificent Galapagos Islands off Ecuador. It is the greatest place we have ever visited. So just to make you jealous I have added a few photographs of Christmas in the Galapagos islands.
We have published our new brochure and a printed copy is available by request alternatively you can download it as a .pdf file on our website Home page .
The summer is a great time to take a boat out on Lough Corrib and go to an island for a picnic so it is a great option as part of a visit to Oughterard ad Connemara.
If you are intending coming fishing make sure you have checked the weather! To check the weather go towww.met.ie and click on forecasts then select Inland lakes this will give an excellent forecast for Lough Corrib.
We have plenty of boats available for the day tripper!
Bad news on the Zebra Mussel front. After years of campaigning this pest has been found to have settled in the upper basin of Lough Corrib in 2007 as well as in the small chain of lakes called the Moycullen lakes. A significant infestation has been found in Ross lake and specimens also recovered in Hamishmaconry and Drimcong lakes.
This picture shows Mr and Mrs Thomas Protheroe with their beautiful 3lb trout caught on the 24th March 2007.
Salmon fishing is subject to quota and the quota for keeping salmon on Lough Corrib is significantly improved on that for 2007. No brown tags will be necessary in 2008 – just the normal blue tag.
Some of the nice memories for last year were particularly Christopher’s first Ferox trout which was safely tagged and released as part of the Ferox tagging programme – this fish is so good we put it on the front page!!
I also still have kept the picture of my lovely trout at Inchagoill which I successfully landed with the assistance of Christopher on a size 12 bibio!
One of the favourite destinations on the Corrib is Inchagoill, however there are many very beautiful islands that are well worth a visit for a picnic.
During May 2007 boats caught from 0 fish to 15 per day!! – thankfully most anglers are returning nearly all fish regardless of size with just a very small number kept for personal consumption. This is particularly encouraged for those fishing with buzzers in March and April as these take fish of spawning size and larger. We also encourage anglers to keep fish in moderation and to “let them go let them grow” !! Following an excellent spawning season everything is looking up for the year ahead.
Last year Christopher had his first trout on the buzzer from his favourite bay – Kitts Bay.
A superb trout was caught last summer in sunny conditions at Inchagoill – See Photo:
As with many seasons some of the best fishing is had in the early season with some lovely trout caught in late March and early April on the Duckfly. The Duckfly and Olive fishing are underrated in terms of fishing and excellent days can be enjoyed from the 17th March until May each year.
As some of you already know, we have made major improvements over the past three years. We have extended the dining room to ensure everyone is catered for at the same time if desired at breakfast. We have added a timber floor in the sitting room and an antique marble fireplace!
To crown it all we have built on a major activities room this will be completed in time for the Mayfly with the addition of a full size snooker table, a fly tying area, a piano and a reading / relaxation area.
No excuse for not coming to visit us in the Summer and Autumn of 2008 for an activity based holiday either.Looking forward to season and seeing you at Camillaun.