Fishing Report – August 2019

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BAC – Linda Clinghan Shield at Spelga Dam on 10 August 2019 – Trevor Jones 3rd, Roger McClements 1st and Geoff Hylands 2nd

During the last week of July the fishing at the Corbet Lough was tough and challenging. However it picked up again in August. On Saturday 3 August The Silver Butchers held a boat fishing outing on the Corbet Lough. The eleven anglers including Raymond Cherry, Eddie Harris, Tom King, Aidan Lavery and Gerard Lyness had a fantastic day’s fishing with 78 fish. The top rod on the day was Corbet Lough regular Gerard Lyness with 24 fish. Local anglers William Cochrane and Stephen Henry were also out for a morning’s boat fish and they caught 8 nice fish. On the same day the Club’s adult competition anglers competed for the Shooter Cup. At the weigh-in there was some great fish and bags of fish. Sam Grant won the competition with a great brace of fish weighing 4.876lbs. Dessie Graham with a lovely Rainbow of 3.121lbs and Roger McClements also with a nice Rainbow of just under 3lbs were 2nd and 3rd respectively. On Monday 5 August Gerard Lyness was back on the Corbet fishing with Malachy Cumberton. Gerard and Malachy had another great day’s fishing with 25 fish to the boat. Lance McCarthy and Matt Shields also enjoyed some great boat fishing with 10 fish in a few hours. Joe McCandless and Bill McCarrison had a good session with 7 nice fish to the boat. Stephen Henry was also back out on the Corbet and he had 4 good fish to the boat. On Thursday 8 August the conditions at the Corbet Lough were almost perfect. Stevie Rea had a bumper boat session with 30 fish to the boat in a few hours. Stevie’s top fly was a cormorant. On Saturday 10 August the Club’s adult competition anglers fished at the Spelga Dam for the Linda Clinghan Shield. At the weigh-in there were some fine bags of fish. Roger McClements took the top prize with a great catch of 3lbs 10ozs. Geoff Hylands was 2nd with a catch of 3lbs 6ozs and Trevor Jones was 3rd with a catch of 3lbs 1ozs. The next competition is back at the Corbet Lough on Saturday 24 August. The adult anglers will be fishing for the Jordan Cup and the juvenile anglers will be fishing for the Corbet Cup. On Saturday 10 August the anglers at the Corbet Lough also enjoyed some great fishing. The pick of the catches was Aidan Lavery and Eddie Harris who were out for a morning’s boat fishing and they had 8 nice fish on small dries. On Sunday 11 August Sam Watt and Andy Holden had a great morning’s boat fishing at the Corbet. They caught 25 fish on small dries. On Thursday 15 August Stevie Rea had some great boat fishing at the Corbet. He caught 11 fish with the majority falling to Stevie’s cormorants fished very slow. On the same day Gerard Lyness and Tom King had 9 nice fish to the boat. In the evening Nigel Beckett was out for a bit of fly fishing from the shore and he took 5 nice fish. The Boat Attendants have also advised that during the past week the anglers who have been bait fishing and spinning have also been catching a lot of fish at the Corbet. On Friday 16 August Nigel Beckett and Davy McCandless were at the Corbet and they had a great evening’s fly fishing from the shore. They had 16 fish between them. On Saturday 17 August the Club’s junior anglers fished in the final junior competition of the season at the Corbet Lough for the Corbet Cup. The competition was won by Jack Davidson with a nice Rainbow weighing 2lbs 6ozs.