Fishing Report – August 2017

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BAC Geoff Hylands World Cup Winner 2017

The Corbet Lough is the home fishery of Geoffrey Hylands, World Cup Winner 2017. The Corbet Lough Day Ticket and the Corbet Lough Concession Day Ticket, at just £16 each for a day’s fishing and a four fish bag limit, is excellent value for money. On Thursday 3 August Frank Tumelty had a great day at Corbet Lough fishing the worm. He had four fish to the bank including a cracking Rainbow of 4lbs. Gerard Lyness and Tom King were out in the boat and they had four fish, averaging 3lb each, on buzzers fished deep. Stephen and Matthew Henry had a fish each to the boat. Roger Armstrong and William Cochrane had a fish to the boat. On Saturday 5 August the Club’s Junior anglers fished at the Corbet Lough for the Dr Cocks Shield. There was another great turn out of Junior anglers and although the Lough has not been fishing well in recent days they still caught some cracking fish. Daniel Dynes had three nice fish on the worm and won the Shield with a great Rainbow of 3lbs 3ozs. Adam Morrow was second with a good Rainbow of just under 3lbs on the worm. Joshua Quigley was 3rd with another good Rainbow of just over 2lbs on the worm. At this stage of the season Daniel Dynes is just a single point in front of Adam Morrow, the current Junior Angler of the Year, in the race to be the 2017 Junior Angler of the Year. The next and final Junior angling compeitition in the 2017 season is for the Corbet Junior Cup at the Corbet Lough on Saturday 19 August. On Monday 7 August popular local angler Geoff Hylands won the prestigious World Cup 2017 on Lough Mask and with it the accolade of World Champion. He was the top rod with four lovely Brown Trout for almost 5lbs. On Monday evening there was a great rise on the Corbet Lough after 8:00pm. There was only one angler out on the Lough fishing a black Shipmans Buzzer in the rise. He was unfortunate getting broke three times. On Thursday 10 August William Cochrane had a great Rainbow of about 4lbs to the boat on a buzzer. On Friday 11 August fish were rising in the waves and Brendan Downey had a couple of nice Rainbows of around 3lbs to the boat fishing small black flies just beneath the surface. On Saturday 12 August the Club’s adult competition anglers fished on the River Bann for the Linda Clinghan Shield. Roger McClements won the Shield with Trevor Jones 2nd and Noel Burns 3rd. The Club’s next competition is the rescheduled boat competition on 18 and 19 August at Corbet Lough when the adult anglers will fish for the Boat Anglers Cup and the juvenile anglers will fish for the Wardsworth Bethel Cup. On Sunday 13 August Phillip Rankin and Michael Lavery were out for a morning session and they had three fish to the boat. John Lewis and Michael McKeown were also out in the morning and they had five fish to the boat. All the fish were taken on dries. There was a great rise on the Corbet in the evening. John and Sharon Kincaid were out in the rise and they had a great session with six nice fish to the boat on dries. On Monday 14 August there was another great evening rise at Corbet. John and Sharon Kincaid had another great boat session and on this occasion they had four nice fish on dries. On Thursday 17 August Gerard Lyness and Tom King had five good fish to the boat. Wilson Clinghan was out in the afternoon and he had two nice fish to the boat. Neil McMullan was also out during the day and he had a good fish to the boat. There was another great evening rise on the Corbet. Geoff Hylands, World Cup Winner 2017, had a couple of nice fish to the boat on dries. Keith Gibson was also out for a boat session and he had a couple of nice fish on dries. Indeed Keith  hooked and lost another three fish. Roger Armstrong and Colin Patterson had a fish each during an evening boat session. The above photograph is of a proud Geoff Hylands with the World Cup on the shore of Lough Mask.