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Mayday. Mayday. Mayday! Mayfly are coming…

Mayday Mayfly

They are lies, damned lies, and statistics! My calendar tells me that this morning is the first of May yet everything else outside tells me that it is still Mid-April… But the Mayfly isn’t far away…! After a cold winter we have had one of the coldest Springs for a long time and as I write it is still cold here on the western seaboard of Ireland. With these conditions, nature has responded accordingly and everything … Read More Mayday. Mayday. Mayday! Mayfly are coming…

Early Season trout fishing on the Loughs of Ireland

fishing in ireland

The Western Loughs opened their doors for us on Thursday, February 15th and let’s get this straight; it is not fishing for the faint-hearted! I am looking at the long-range forecast as I write and with a few sessions booked in for the boats, the weather is looking Baltic! Because of conditions like this, February and early March is not every fly angler’s cup of tea and most prefer to wait until after Paddy’s Day … Read More Early Season trout fishing on the Loughs of Ireland