Believe it or not the above heading refers to the last five days without rainfall, which is the first time since the beginning of October that we have experienced such a spell of fine weather. It is rather unusual and a welcome respite to see blue skies for a few consecutive days.
It may not suit all the anglers but everyone enjoyed themselves and we added four more fish to our tally. The first was taken on Monday by Joe Hosey who travelled from Abbeyleix for the day. The fish was taken off Fin on a Collie Dog and weighed in at 11lbs5ozs. There was a very light breeze at the time which in the early part of the year allows one to fish the lies more carefully.
The second and third fish were taken off Doolough by two of a group of enthusiastic German anglers. The fish were approx. 9 and 7lbs and were taken by Jacob Tax and Bernd Bieber respectively. Both fish were landed at the Sunk Rock on a Willie Gunn copper tube.
Our fourth fish was also taken by Bernd Bieber at Butler’s Point on Finlough on a Collie Dog weighed in at approx. 8lbs and there was a light southerly breeze at the time.
Today we have some seriously good anglers here but as of yet the bright sunshine and low water are getting the better of them. It looks like we may get a pulse of rain on Wednesday which should bode well for a Swedish group that arrive today. D.McEvoy