Fishing Report – July 2019

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BAC Evening Rise at Corbet Lough on Saturday 17 June 2017

The month of June ended with a few days of hot thundery weather which put the fish down. The month of July is the premier month for evening rises and evening fly fishing. The visiting angler and occasional angler may wish to avail of the Corbet Lough Evening Ticket (fishing from 5:00pm) for just £11 which is available from the Boat Attendants Office at Corbet Lough. Contact the Boat Attendants Office on 028 4062 5039 or 075 9102 7557 for details. On 1st July the weather was a little cooler with a moderate and at times gusty breeze. There was a good turn out of bait anglers at the Corbet Lough for the start of the worm fishing. The conditions and the breeze restricted most of them to the front of the Lough along the fishing stands shore. However most of them appeared to be catching a fish or two. There was also four or five boats out during the morning and early afternoon. The pick of the catches was Joe McCandless and Patrick Curran who had some good sport with 6 good fish to the boat. Joe also hooked and lost a cracking big fish. Regular boat anglers Lance McCarthy and Matt Shields also had a good session with 6 fish between them to the boat. On Thursday 4 July Stephen Rea was boat fishing at the Corbet and he had a fantastic session. He was fishing a midge tip line and a long leader of buzzers and cormorants and he was practically catching with every cast. On Friday 5 July David McKeague was worm fishing from the fishing stands shore at the Corbet Lough and he caught a great Rainbow weighing 5lbs. There were five boats out on the Corbet during the morning and early afternoon and most anglers were catching regularly. Stephen and Andrew Rea enjoyed some great sport catching a lot of fish on cormorants. Matt Shields and Lance McCarthy also reported some good fish to the boat and again the cormorant was the top fly. On Saturday 6 July the Club’s competition anglers were at the Corbet Lough for an evening competition. The adult anglers were competing for the Pyers Cup whilst the juveniles were fishing for the Martin Dynes Cup. In the adult competition the Club’s Secretary Joe Curran took the accolade and the Pyers Cup with a great bag weighing 4.131lbs. Geoff Hylands and David McCandless were 2nd and 3rd respectively. Imogen Johnston won the juvenile competition and the Martin Dynes Cup with a catch weighing 3.224lbs. Patrick Curran was 2nd. On Thursday 11 July Stevie Rea and Darrell McKinley had a fantastic boat session at the Corbet Lough with 30 fish on cormorants and buzzers. On Monday 15 July Gerard Lyness and Malachy Cumberton enjoyed some fantastic boat fishing at the Corbet with 25 fish to the boat. On Saturday 20 July Stuart McMurran and Mark Cleland were fishing on day tickets and they enjoyed some great fishing at the Corbet with 19 fish to the boat. Gerard Lyness and Tom King were also out and they had fantastic sport with 26 fish to the boat. Since 22 July the fishing at the Corbet Lough has been very challenging due to the prolonged spell of very hot weather. On Saturday 27 July the Club’s adult competition anglers fished for the Woods / McClory Cup. At the weigh-in Milne Jones took the honours and the Cup with a fantastic bag of fish weighing 5.59lbs. Leonard Ervine and Wilson Clinghan were 2nd and 3rd respectively. The next outing for the competition anglers is a rescheduled competition at Corbet Lough on 3 August. The adults will be fishing for the Shooter Cup and the juveniles will be fishing for the Joe Curran Cup. This competition has been brought forward to facilate a change of date for the Interclub competition for the Friendship Cup.