August- wet and wild

Fishing was good on Lough Corrib for anyone who braved the challenging weather. Many local anglers enjoyed some great trout fishing on the “Dap”, some using artificial Mayflies and others Daddy Long Legs. Our son  Christopher returned home recently and he took  father and son, Christian and Aaron Sommer from Marburg  out fishing. The had…

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Otter outwits Anglers

Otter 1 Angler 0 Otters are beautiful creatures but anglers  watch out they are also very cunning. This was proven recently when our friends, the Kelly’s visited us  with  David Micks who caught a beautiful fresh run salmon on the top waters of the Ballynahinch system . For those of you who live in the…

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A wet July

We are now in the third week of July with the Galway Arts Festival in full swing and plenty of visitors about but ooh that rain, we locals seem to be taking the bad weather very personally, some of our walkers have a much more philosophical take on things  suggesting that a good poncho is…

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Mayfly Fishing 2015 on Lough Corrib

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Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

With summer drought conditions, the river is very low and even the most avid fisher is getting a bit down in the mouth, our resident Heron is finding life tough, but the forecast is suggesting that rain is on its way so things could look better by the weekend Check out our new activity breaks…

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January 2014

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Winter 2013

As 2013 draws to a close it seems timely to look back over the year and remember some of the good times we all had in Camillaun. It has been a great year on so many fronts, we all have fond memories of the wonderful summer we enjoyed this year, in particular the long summer evenings.…

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Autumn 2013

August went by in a flash with many walkers visiting our area and the occasional angler. There were many good days on the lake in terms of soaking up the scenery and enjoying the hazy days of summer but very little fishing activity- you just can’t have it every way! The good news is that…

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June 2012 Midsummer on Lough Corrib

This year I really enjoyed June, the weather was better and the childhood memories of the long fine evenings were reawakened. Lough Corrib has fished well for Salmon in particular along the Glann Shore and especially in Cong, where words like “stuffed with salmon” were used. Unfortunately  Uchiumi Junichi, who traveled all the way from…

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Spring Fishing on Lough Corrib

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June 2013

Hats off to all Mayfly anglers who this year despite the difficult weather conditions went fishing and actually had some nice catches of beautiful brown trout. Interestingly, Oughterard Bay fished very well over the month, which enabled anglers to fish and catch in windy conditions Jim O Sullivan, Cork who is a veteran Mayfly enthusiast…

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6th April 2013

We are finally coming to the end of the longest coldest spell in spring on record! We have had night temperatures down to -3C and day temperatures struggle to get to over 5 C. This has gone on for weeks. The river is very low and the growth in the garden non-existent. Its all about…

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March 2013

We had a big celebration on Easter Sunday with Deirdre’s mother celebrating her 90th birthday! All  the family gathered to join in the celebration in Longford. During March we were also visited by the RAS cycle race. As well as having last years winner and their years second place we were also hosts to Fran…

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February 2013

Well another season opened on a lovely mild February day. Sure it was great to be on the water along with a good sprinkle of other anglers. In fact fly fishing surpassed the traditional trollers! The start of the season is not about catching fish rather about re-acquainting oneself with the traditional fishing grounds and…

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