May 2012

Oughterard Accommodation

In May we had some new anglers although some were re-visiting the Corrib after a break. Retired surgeon Brendan McDevitt and his two sons Stephen and Joseph landed a cracker during May.

When fishing everyone should use the tried and tested advance warning system of the attentive dog! Here Spud is on the lookout for rising trout during the mayfly.

Our resident great tit which has nested in the nest box by the river has finally hatched (on the 11th May)! There is now great activity feeding the hungry chicks! This is despite the very cold weather which is suppressing the Mayfly hatch.

The Mayfly fishing is patchy as a consequence of the Arctic temperatures. We now have many anglers fishing dry flies; wet flies and the dap! The photo shows some of our regular anglers from Wales gliding through the waves.

Well May has arrived along with the mayfly! Yes its all systems go here despite some of the strangest weather that seems to be becoming the norm this time of year. For the past 10 days we have been rasped by a strong North East wind that finally blew itself into gales for the last two days. Its mayfly time! Despite the less than pleasant conditions the fish are clearly on the mayfly and all that’s missing are the anglers! Over the next few days the numbers of anglers are increasing but there are still places available for those who have left it to the last minute to book! I am looking at some nice trout caught a few hours ago destined for the dinner table – how could you better that!

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