Lough Conn is one of the Great Western Loughs having an area of 14,000 acres and measures 9 miles from north to south varying in width from 2 to 4 miles. Traditional trout wetfly techniques are still very popular on Conn especially in a good wind. Lough Conn has good hatches of buzzers in the early season but can be localised in certain bays and this also is the case with the later hatches of lake olives. The mayfly hatch is more spread out around the lough and the hatch lasts much longer on Conn than on other loughs. The first mayflies usually appear around late April and after the main hatch during May there will be smaller sporadic hatches right through June and July. Lough Conn being in the river Moy catchment area gets good runs of Spring Salmon and Grilse and while most anglers target these fish by trolling there are some shallow bays where fly fishing can be productive. The biggest recorded pike caught on Lough Conn was 54lbs and in recent years there is a growing interest in fly fishing for its large specimens. Conn is a big open Stillwater and can blow up rough very quickly so always keep a close eye on the weather.