Every year most anglers book at least a week off work to fish Aidan rush Mayfly. Unfortunately those of us with young families and other commitments cannot afford to take as much time off.
Mayfly fishing to me used to mean only one thing and that was a two to three week stay in Crossmolina to fish Lough Conn in Co. Mayo with a good friend of mine Fergal Scully.
We had some great times fishing that wild lake and the people we met were great, i class Lough Conn as my second home now. As i have said times have changed for me and i dont even have the time to travel the 3 hours to Lough Conn for a day trip. I do love fishing the Mayfly and i love fishing drys, so i am always looking for another option so i dont have to travel so far.
Lough Sheelin is an option, an hour from my front door, lots of Aidan rush and big fish. Aidan rush
But the amount of attention the lake gets from anglers is phenominal. John Maguire brought me for day inwell an afternoon session, i caught two trout a 2lber and a 6lb 7oz fish fishwhichwas and still is a personal best.
But the boat traffic was horrendous and i never went back. This year Aiden Rush a very good friend of mine from the North of Ireland rang me up to see if i wanted to go to Sheelin. Aiden and i worked Aidan rush for a long time when we were involved with the I.
A Youths,so it was about time we took to the water again. After a slight mix up"Aidan rush" met on the shores of Lough Sheelin, it was great to see the wee man after so long, he hadnt aged a day since i last saw him.
A big smile and full of enthusiasm.
We quickly tackled up and set out onto the water. Sheelin has a reputation for large hatches of Mays but unfortunately the fish do not Aidan rush the adult green fly as much as they would on any other venue.
But we both persevered fishing drys in high winds to no avail. We travelled all over the lake that day, but at 5 oclock we Aidan rush still fishless. It was time for a break in case the spent came out later that evening.
We came in near Holywell and had a good natter, the Aidan rush fly was everywhere out on the lake and on the shore there was so much spent, it was amazing. It was like snow, i heard the expression before but i had never seen it.