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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November 2012

In November Deirdre celebrated a landmark birthday and the entire family had a wonderful celebration in Lough Inagh Lodge. This involved an energetic weekend of exercise including walking, cycling a soccer match on Glassilaun, a swim in the Atlantic for the brave and a wonderful celebration party in the Lodge to cap it all off.…

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October

On the 27th October we had a family celebration with our nephew Lonan in Killary Adventure centre. Its hard to describe in words what us oldies had to do so a few photos will tell a better story!! In this photo Greg and Christopher get to the top of a very tall and wobbly totem…

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August 2012

On the 15th August 2012 the leaving certificate results came out. Christopher achieved his objective in points – here he is pictured with the proud parents – he’s off to College in Dublin. This year was the 10th anniversary of the death of Professor Graham Shaw from Windgates in Co. Wicklow. Graham was a very…

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July 2012

A recent trip to Lough Muck in Connemara after a 40 year absence – yielded nothing unfortunately – Spud was unimpressed. July 2012 Daylight shows off the Volvo Ocean racing boats in all their splendour. A week of concerts and celebrations begin! July has brought the Volvo Ocean Race to Galway for the second time…

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June 2012

Recently we were visited by two good Donegal lady anglers! Anne Croke originally from Galway landed two nice trout on the fly after a good long day’s perseverance! Lough Corrib continues to produce trout to the fly and a significant number are being caught on Mayfly patterns. Following the initial lull after the Mayfly the…

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May 2012

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…

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April 2012

There has been some excellent fishing in recent days – we got a nice bag of trout  on the 9th using wetfly olive patterns under the surface. 8th April 2012 The RAS Connemara took place over the Easter Weekend. There was some excellent sport – with a time trial and race around the Glann –…

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March 2012

19th March 2012 March has arrived along with the daffodils. There is good duckfly fishing on the lake in fact most anglers have encountered fish and the recent survey of adult fish in the lake revealed good stocks of trout comparable with the last survey in 1996. At the weekend we have the St. Patrick’s…

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January 2012

Spawning of trout in the Owenriff river was really good with hundreds of fish counted in the stretch from the house to the Church. – Clearly the anglers did a bad job catching the fish in 2011 – there’s always 2012!. Already boats are being painted and several having some timber work done in preparation…

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