This month the weather has been cloudy and humid and the fishing has really picked up again at the Corbet Lough. Anglers have been reporting some great catches from both the boats and the shore. On Thursday 1 July Stevie Rea and William Cochrane had a great boat session with 10 fish between them. This was also the first day for the Club’s bait anglers at the Corbet Lough and most of them caught their bag limit of 2 Rainbows. On Friday 2 July Nigel Blake was fly fishing at the Corbet and he caught a fantastic Rainbow of 8lbs. In the evening Nigel Beckett and Davy McCandless were fly fishing in the top bay and they had some great sport with 15 fish each. On Saturday 2 July Harry, a young juvenile angler, caught a cracking Corbet Rainbow of 7.92lbs on the worm. Well done Harry. You should consider coming along to the Club’s Junior competitions on the Corbet Lough where you could win some nice trophies. In the evening the Club’s competition anglers were fishing for the Pyers Cup. There was a decent rise on the Lough and the anglers caught some great fish. Geoff Hylands, Sam Grant and Roger McClements all had cracking Rainbows of over 5lbs. Leonard Ervine and other anglers weighed in a number of fish in the 3-4lbs bracket. Geoff won the Pyers Cup with a fantastic brace of Rainbows weighing 7.941lbs. Sam was 2nd with his 2 fish weighing 7.610lbs and Roger was 3rd with his 2 fish weighing 6.459lbs. The Club’s next competition is back on the Corbet Lough on Saturday 24 July. The adults will be fishing for the Woods / McClory Cup and the juveniles will be fishing for the Barlow Shield. On Sunday 4 July local angler Ken Savage had a great boat session with 10 nice fish. Ken reported that the fish were going really well and that this was his best fishing of the season so far. On Monday 5 July there was a large group of anglers, including Dennis Hamilton, Joe Hamilton, David Wilson, Stanley Wilson and Ernie Moore, bait fishing. They all caught the bag limit. On Tuesday 6 July Dave Hutchinson was fly fishing from the shore during the morning and he had great sport catching 9 good fish. In the evening Nigel Beckett had 22 fish whilst fly fishing from the shore. On Thursday 8 July Stevie Rea was out for a boat session and he had 15 nice fish. In the afternoon Gerard Lyness and Tom King from Lurgan were boat fishing and they also had 15 fish between them. In the evening Darryl Alexander and Dessy Graham had 14 fish between them to the boat. Sam Grant was also out for some boat fishing in the evening and he had 9 nice fish. Brendan Downey was fly fishing from the shore and he caught 7 good fish up to 5lbs on sedges. Robin Lennon, Dennis Hamilton and Adrian Magowan were bait fishing and they all took their bag limit. At this time anglers are reporting that the Lough is fishing extremely well from both the boat and the shore. There are lots of fish being caught and many of these fish in the 5lbs plus bracket. Darrell and Andy have advised that the boats are busy again and anglers should book a boat in advance to avoid disappointment. Since mid July the weather has been extremely hot and not conducive to good fishing. Although a few anglers have been catching a fish or two on the worm many anglers are taking a break from the fishing at this time and overall the fishing effort has been well down on usual. On Saturday 24 July the Club’s competition anglers fished at the Corbet Lough for the Woods / McClorey Cup. If anyone can catch fish, even in most challenging conditions, it is the competition anglers. At the weigh-in Dessy Graham won the Cup with a fine fish of 2.42lbs. Noel Burns and Roger McClements were 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Club’s next outing is to Spelga Dam on Saturday 31 July. The adult anglers will be fishing for the Linda Clinghan Shield and the juveniles will be fishing for the Wilson Clinghan Cup. On Monday 26 July the weather turned a bit cooler and some anglers took the opportunity for some evening fishing. Sam Marks was fly fishing from the shore and he took 2 fish and missed a few others. Dessy Graham and Darryl Alexander took a boat out for the evening and they had 7 fish between them on buzzers. Since the rain and drop in temperature on Tuesday 27 July the fishing has really picked up at the Corbet Lough with both shore and boat anglers reporting some great fishing. On Wednesday and Thursday 28 and 29 July Dave Hutchinson and Roy Blake had great sport whilst fly fishing from the shore. Dave had 10 fish each day. On Thursday 29 July a number of boat anglers also reported great catches. Stevie Rea had 40 fish to the boat. Wilson Clinghan, Eugene Curran, Brendan Downey, Sam Watt, Andy Holden and Aidan Lavery also enjoyed great boat fishing. On Friday 30 July Roger McClements was fly fishing from the shore and he caught a good few fish. Stevie Rea and his boat partner had 60 fish between them. Ken Savage was out for a boat fishing session in the afternoon and he had 8 good fish. Brendan Downey was also boat fishing in the afternoon and he had 10 fish up to 3lbs. Sam Watt and Wilson Clinghan were boat fishing in the late afternoon and early evening and they also had great sport. On Saturday 31 July the Club’s adult competition anglers were at Spelga Dam to fish for the Linda Clinghan Shield. Davy McCandless won the Shield with a catch weighing 1.49lbs. Trevor Jones and Eugene Curran were 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Club’s next competitions are back on the Corbet Lough on Saturday 14 August. The adults will be fishing for the Jordan Cup, the juveniles will be fishing for the Corbet Cup and the juniors will be fishing for the Martin Dynes Trophy. On Saturday 31 July the Corbet Lough continued to fish brilliantly from both the shore and the boat. All the boat anglers reported great fishing. The pick of the day was William Cochrane catching a fantastic Rainbow of 5lbs from the boat and Andrew Rea catching 40 fish during his boat session.