These pictures show some of the fishing boats at Lough Cullen,Pontoon, Co. Mayo. Also some links, chains and up close shots to get a different look.
Lough Conn joins Lough Cullen at lovely Pontoon, which is famous for its salmon pool at Pontoon Bridge. Tucked away under the shadow of Nephin Mountains and surrounded by forests and sandy beaches and bays, Lough Conn extends nine miles from north to south and varies in width from two to six miles.
Trout fishing on Lough Cullen generally starts around the 17th March with the trout feeding voraciously on freshwater shrimp, snails and hoglice. Given some mild weather, large chironomids, colloquially known as duckfly appear. Trout feed on all stages of duckfly hatches.
Mayflies start appearing around the end of April and, from then to the end of June, some exciting fishing can be had. All Mayfly patterns fished wet work well and some excellend sport can be enjoyed with dry patterns. From 1st July to the end of the season, very little fishing is carried out on Cullen because of the weed and algae growth due to enrichment.
I like the rusty chain with cob web on it 🙂
Thanks, glad you like them. I like it too 🙂
Beautiful photos. My favorite this time is the rusty chain with the blue background. Great contrasts there, and the blue really draws my eyes.
Thanks Inga, glad you like them, the rusty chain really stands out from the rest
I agree with Inga, though the twin green boats come a close second.
Thanks, they are my two favourites aswel!
Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, glad you like them. Hope you will continue to enjoy my work 🙂
Thanks glad you enjoyed them
Great shots, Aisling! Nice perspective.
Thanks – tried to get a different angle
Very nice photos and beautiful blog! 🙂
Thank you I’m glad you like my shots and hope you continue to enjoy them! 🙂
You are very welcome! I will sure do 🙂
Unbelievable it’s beautiful
Lovely shots! especially liked the blue boat with the rusty chain.