July 2010

I caught a lovely salmon on the Erriff at the start of July weighing 11.5 lbs. That’s a hard weight to break so I have not tried to better it! Following the opening of the Dublin – Galway motorway Oughterard is less than 2.5 hours from Dublin – no excuse not to come! 2010 –…

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May 2010

At the end of May 2010 we hosted the SIGMA SPORTS team who were competing in the FBD RAS cycle race around ireland. It was hard to count the calories consumed to re-fuel the team at the end of the day. Dinner alone included four carbohydrates, potatoes, rice, pasta and cous cous. An hour later…

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April 2010

The Development 50 competition on Duckfly took place back in March and was won by a guest of Camillaun – well there’s a first!! David Dinsmore and Mike Shanks scored with 15 minutes to go with a trout of over 9 pounds!!. Wonderful for them and a mighty shock to second place who had managed…

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January 2010

We avoided most of the really cold spell at Christmas having spent Christmas and the new year in Cuba so here’s a couple of contrasting photographs!! Havana at about 25 degrees centigrade and Oughterard at minus five all in the same week!    In December – January 2009 / 10 we spent two weeks in…

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July 2009

We had some great fishing in  2009, certainly the Corrib produced some excellent trout and it was encouraging for evening outings to be well rewarded in the summer. In late July I caught two good trout which we kept for a large family dinner, best 3lb 7 oz and second 1lb 14 ozs in two…

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May 2009

2009 saw the best Mayfly in years. Trout returned to the surface in large numbers splashing at hatching mayflies. Those that did not record good catches were happy to report great hatches of fly and  large numbers of trout feeding. Not everywhere every day but consistently good hatches and rises through a three week period.…

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2008

The Special conservation measures for wild brown trout were signed by the Minister into law in 2008. These apply to the three main lakes, Loughs Corrib, Mask and Carra and their feeder rivers and streams. The laws primarily are as follows: All trout under 33 cms (13 inches) must be returned immediately alive to the…

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2007

2007 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. December 2007 In December 2007 we went on a trip of a lifetime to the magnificent Galapagos Islands off Ecuador. It is the…

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