The fishing at both Corbet Lough and the River Bann was very hard and challenging during the month of March. The adverse extremely cold weather at the start of the month and the subsequent high water levels seemed to put the fish off and it also deterred many anglers from venturing out for their first outing of the season. There was only one fish weighed in during the Club’s first two competitions in March. Trever Jones was the successful angler. He had a nice wild brown trout from the River Bann which won him the AIB Cup on Saturday 24 March. The Corbet fished very poorly during March. As members will be aware the Club does not stock the Lough until mid-March to avoid losing a high number of fish to cormorants.
However there have still been reports of some anglers enjoying some good fishing on both the River and the Lough towards the end of the month. Brian Molloy, who is a top river angler, had a great day’s fishing on the Bann in late March during which he took a number of fine fish up to about 15 inches on the fly. On Saturday 24 March Darrell McKinley had a good day’s fishing on Corbet during which he took a number of hard fighting Rainbows up to 1.75lbs on the fly. On Tuesday 27 March Andrew Rea also enjoyed some great fishing at the Corbet. He took 13 Rainbows up to about 1.75lbs on the fly.