Fishing Report – October 2017

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BAC Juvenile angler with a Rainbow of 3lbs 12ozs caught at Corbet Lough on 1 October 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 Sunday 1 October juvenile angler Scott Swindell caught a cracking Corbet Rainbow of 3lbs 12ozs on the worm. This is the best fish caught by a juvenile angler outside of the competitions so far this season. On Thursday 5 October Lisburn angler Tom Cherry was boat fishing at the Corbet and he had a nice Rainbow on a Green Peter. On Saturday 7 October Tony Kelly, Lurgan was fishing Corbet from the shore and he had a couple of nice fish on the fly. There has been some good water in the River Bann during the past few weeks and this has seen the arrival of some tourists (salmon and dollaghan) in the Club’s stretch of the river. Geoff Hylands and Eugene Curran, dedicated salmon anglers, have been out and they have had some success with a few salmon each on the fly. The Club encourages all anglers to fish the river responsibly and to practise C, P & R (catch, photograph and release). The River Bann Day Tickets, which are great value for money at just £7 for adults and £4 for juveniles, can be purchased from the Boat Attendants Office, Corbet Lough, Coburns Tackle Shop, Scarva Street, Banbridge and The Anglers Rest Bar and Bistro, Corbet. On Saturday 14 October the Club’s adult competition anglers fished Corbet Lough for the Hugh Savage Cup. They caught some great fish and some great bags of fish with the fly out fishing both the spinner and the worm on this occasion. Keith Gibson had four fish and Martin Dynes had a brace whilst Henry McKnight was unlucky in hooking and losing four fish. Martin Dynes won the Hugh Savage Cup with a cracking Rainbow of 4lbs 13ozs. David McCandless was 2nd with a great fish of 4lbs 2ozs and Keith Gibson was 3rd with another great fish of 3lbs 4ozs. The Club’s next and indeed final competition in 2017 is on Saturday 28 October at Corbet Lough with the adult and juveniles anglers fishing for both the Hanlon Cups.