From the 1 July the fish bag limit at Corbet Lough for Club members and for those occasional and visiting anglers who puchase either the Corbet Lough Day Ticket or the Corbet Lough Concession Day Ticket increased from three to four fish per day. In light of this the Corbet Lough Day Ticket and the Corbet Lough Concession Day Ticket at just £16 represent fantastic value for money. The Corbet Lough Tickets can be purchased from the Boat Attendants Office, the nearby Anglers Rest Bar and Bistro and Coburns Tackle Shop, Scarva Street, Banbridge. The Corbet Lough is currently best described as being in a recovery phase following an algae bloom in mid June. Although the water is still a bit green the fish are again rising to the fly and the fishing has been steadily improving during the past two weeks. On Saturday 1 July the ‘worm fishing’ started at Corbet and there are already reports of some very good fish being taken on the worm. The Club’s Junior anglers fished Corbet Lough on Saturday 1 July in the inaugural competition for the Martin Dynes Trophy. There was a great turn out of junior anglers and they had some great fish. It was perhaps fitting that Martin Dynes’ grand-nephew Daniel Dynes was the first winner of the Trophy with a cracking Rainbow of 3lbs 8ozs. Joshua Quigley was 2nd and Niall Tumelty was 3rd with nice fish weighing about 3lbs. At the weigh-in there was plenty of banter and craic amongst the junior anglers and it is obvious that they all enjoy these Junior competitions. There were a few boats also out on the Corbet on 1 July. Although fish were seen rising it was a bit of a challenge to get them to take the fly. Patrick Curran and his dad Joe had a fish each to the boat on buzzers. Patrick took his fish early in the session on the top of the water. However the fish went off and Joe went a bit deeper taking his fish on an epoxy buzzer. On Thursday 6 July there was a good evening rise on the Corbet, especially in the front bay. The top boat rods on the evening were Sandy Boyd and Ivan McVeigh who took six and five fish respectively to the boat. The worm anglers also took fish in the front bay whilst fishing from the shore and the fishing stands. On Saturday 8 July the Club’s adult competition anglers fished on the River Bann for the Pyers’ Cup. At the end of a hard day’s fishing Trevor Jones won the Pyers’ Cup, Wilson Clinghan was 2nd and Colin Crothers was 3rd. The best fished weighed-in in this competition were just under 1lb. On Monday 10 July Geoff Hylands and Ivan McVeigh enjoyed a great evening session at Corbet taking eight fish to the boat on wets. On Saturday 15 July Raymond Cherry had a great fish of 3lbs 8ozs to the boat. Roger McClements and Sam Grant also enjoyed some good fishing with four nice fish to the boat. Roger and Sam commented on the great condition of the fish and how strong they fight. The anglers fishing the worm also took some nice fish throughout the day with an angler taking a fantastic fish of 4lbs. On Sunday 16 July there was a great evening rise on the Corbet from about 9.00pm when the sun went down. John and Sharon Kinkaid had a great boat session with four nice fish on a red sedge. On Friday 21 July Brendan Downey had six very good fish up to about 3lbs to the boat using a fast glass line, cormorants and diawl bachs. The fish were stuffed on bloodworms. Dessie Graham had a couple of fish to the boat. In the evening Geoff Hylands and Wilson Clinghan had three fish each to the boat on dries. On Saturday 22 July Stephen Rea had four fish to the boat using a variety of tactics. Roy McKee also had a cracking Rainbow of 3lbs 8ozs to the boat. On Sunday 23 July Colin Crothers had a great Corbet Rainbow of 3lbs 9ozs on the worm. On Thursday 27 July William Cochrane and Stephen Henry took a boat session during the day and they had five nice fish. Tom King and Gerard Lyness were also out during the day and they also had five good fish to the boat. In the evening Wilson Clingham and Geoff Hylands had four fish to the boat on dries. Ivan McVeigh also had a couple of fish to the boat on dries. On Saturday 29 July the Club’s adult competition anglers fished at Corbet Lough in the inaugural competition for the Woods / McClory Cup whilst the juvenile competition anglers fished for the Barlow Shield. There was some great fish taken on the both the fly and the worm. Roger McClements had five fish on the fly but none of them were big enough to take any points. Paul McKinstry won the Cup with a cracking fish of 3lbs 9ozs on the worm. Keith Gibson was 2nd with a fine fish of 3lbs 5ozs on the fly. Sam Grant was 3rd with an equally fine fish of just over 3lbs. In the juvenile section Adam Swindell was very unfortunate as he lost two fish at the net. If he had landed either fish he would have won the Barlow Shield. On Monday 31 July Darrell McKinley took an evening boat session fishing dries. In a couple of hours up to dusk he took three nice fish to the boat and missed as many again. The above photograph is of a group of junior anglers who fished in the Martin Dynes Trophy competition at Corbet Lough on 1 July.