Feast and Famine on Lough Corrib – May 2014

It is that time again when our shop manager Julian Shaw and fellow fisherman Dan Atkinson make their yearly visit to Lough Corrib by Galway in the west of Ireland. Lough Corrib is the second largest Lough in Ireland that covers 176 km2 and is renowned for its fantastic brown trout. This year Julian & Dan based themselves at the Corrib View Lodge in nearby Shrule and managed to get out and fish all over Lough Corrib. The weather was mixed showing the many moods of this awesome Lough and at times provided some testing conditions. For the first two days there was some gusty north westerly and north easterly winds that ended up with little success after Julian and Dan tried a number of methods.  The next two days were calmer with the wind softening and warmer conditions all round. The fish started coming to mainly dry and wet Mays.  To round off the trip, the final two days provided some phenomenal dry fly fishing with a good number of fish up to 4lb caught and released with several larger fish lost.  Julian and Dan were using: -          Sage One & Greys XF2 Fly Rods -          Rio Gold & Airflo Fly Lines -          Selection of Mayfly Flies They were wearing clothing from: -          Greys -          Hardy -          Snowbee -          Englands   They would also like to say a massive thank you to Larry and Michelle of the Corrib View Lodge for an extremely pleasant stay and outstanding hospitality.