The Corbet Lough has fished really well during the month of October over the past few seasons. The weather cools down a bit and the water quality improves which suits both the Corbet trout and the angler. On Wednesday 2 October Darrell McKinley was out on the Corbet for some boat fishing and he took 4 nice fish using a floating line and natural dry patterns. Lance McCarthy was also out on the Corbet and he also took 4 good fish to the boat on cormorants. Corbet Lough regulars Tom King and Gerard Lyness also enjoyed some good boat fishing with 7 good fish to the boat. On Friday 4 October Brendan Downey enjoyed a great boat session during the late morning and early afternoon. He took 8 nice fish using a floating line and pulling dabblers and an octopus. Tom Cherry was out in the late afternoon and he had 3 good fish to the boat using a floating line and pulling daddies. Tom also hooked and lost a few other good fish. There has been a few big floods down the River Bann since the start of the month which has seen a few late season salmon and dollaghan moving into the Club’s stretch of the river. Leonard Ervine and Geoff Hylands are putting in the fishing effort and they have caught a few salmon on the fly. Geoff also lost acracking fish whcih he thought was the guts of 10lbs weight. On Saturday 12 October Lisburn anglers Aidan Lavery and Eddie Harris fished the Corbet and they had 9 good fish to the boat. Gerard Lyness and Tom King also enjoyed a good boat session at the Corbet with 5 fish to the boat. On 12 October the Club’s adult competition anglers fished at the Corbet Lough for the Toasty Jardine Shield whilst the juvenile anglers fished for the Graham Cup. At the weigh-in there were some fine bags of fish and some reports of big fish being hooked and lost. In the juvenile category Imogen Johnston and Patrick Curran both caught their bag limit. On this occasion Imogan had a great fish of about 3lb 8ozs and this made the difference. Imogen won the Graham Cup with Patrick in 2nd place. Patrick and Imogen are both still in the running for the accolade of Juvenile Angler of the Year 2019 going into the last competition. Patrick has a slender lead but there is still everything to fish for. In the adult category Dessie Graham won the Toasty Jardine Shield with two fantastic fish weighing just under 5lbs. Dessie had first fish before many of the anglers had wet a fly and he took his second within the first hour of the competition. Noel Burns and Paul McKinstry were 2nd and 3rd respectively. Trevor Jones reported hooking and lossing a great fish that could have seen him up amongst the prizes. In the competition for Adult Angler of the Year 2019 Geoff Hylands and Wilson ‘Skippy’ Wilson are still neck and neck going into the last competition. Wilson was unavailable to fish in the Toasty Jardine Shield but Geoff wasn’t able to take advantage of Wilson’s absence. The final competition in the 2019 competition programme is at the Corbet Lough on Saturday 26 October. The adults will be fishing for the Hanlon Cup (Adults) and the juveniles will be competing for the Hanlon Cup (Juveniles).