It has been a rather quiet week for anglers on Lough Sheelin. There has however been the occasional good trout up to the 3lb+ bracket taken on small dry sedges. At this time of the year it is difficult to locate the trout as they move out into the deeper water in search of pin fry.
In recent years the pin have gathered together to make large shoals in the central areas of the lough. This has yet to happen on Sheelin. When this occurs the bigger trout jump and bash the fry. They then stay in these areas for a short while and feed on the small stunned fish. If you are in the right place at the right time using pin fry imitations for example a silver invicta or peter ross fished static in the area of the bashing trout, you will have a very good chance of hooking one. A variety of small sedges are still very much present on the Lough, so don’t rule out the dry fly just yet as sedges are still a very important part of the trouts diet. Some anglers have reported seeing fish actively feeding on these at first light and again at dusk in mild conditions.
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