About Patrick Molloy

Lough Corrib, Evening time.

Patrick Molloy hails from the Baurisheen area, a couple of kilometers outside Oughterard, on the lake shore. His family have been fishing the lake for generations. Patrick was employed by the Western Fisheries Board for thirteen years. He continues to work for the Fisheries Board on a voluntary basis. Patrick is a renowned fisherman and widely respected by the fishing fraternity. His knowledge of the lakes and it’s fishing is unmatched. Professionals seek his wisdom in the run up to fishing competitions on the lakes. If you truly want to explore the lake and learn of it’s different fishing areas, Patrick is the perfect guide for you.

He is now a full-time gillie and fishing guide.

“Patrick Molloy was the winner of the Moycullen competition last Sunday when forty-eight anglers competed, accounting for 13 trout only, five of them for 8 lb been boated by Patrick. Tony Tighe was second with a 2.5 lb trout and Joe Creane had one for 2 lb. Two Dublin anglers fished over 3 days with wet fly in the Glann area and they caught 8 trout for 12.5 lb, and John McCormack from Athlone had had five over two days, best 4.5 lb.”

The Pauric McGrath fishing competition was held from Greenfields on Sunday, with first place going to the team of Kevin and Patrick Molloy, with 7 trout for 12.85lbs. Second was Noel O’Toole and John greaney, with 3 trout for 8.5lbs, while third was M. Murphy and S. O’Loughlin with a fine trout of 5.5lbs. Joe Trill and M. Healy took 4th with 3 trout for 4.2lbs, and the heaviest fish caught by a club member was the trout of 5.3lbs caught by Noel O’Toole.

Gary Costelloe reports that June rolled along quietly yielding quality rather than quantity. Most of the notable catches were early in the month. There were still some mayfly hatches in Portacarron Bay.
Jerry Lucey from California had some beautiful California weather while on a fishing trip to Corrib this June but with the expert guidance of guide Patrick Molloy managed to land four great trout over the seven days, best 7 lbs.
Jim Cuthbert along with Margaret and grandson Lachlan from Edinburgh fishing wet fly in early June landed seven lovely trout for the week and returned with great tals of the whopper that broke Lachlan’s line and kept him busy for 30 minutes with his grandfather giving instructions before fleeing the scene and leaving Lachlan vowing to return next year to have another go.
Frank McGeehan from Newmarket on Fergus brought home four lovely fish on the dap, the best one being 4 lbs 6 ozs in Portacarroon Bay just in front of Inishcash.