Catch 22 is my office for guiding on Lough Arrow and Lough Melvin, she is a 19 foot Kingfisher boat built by McAlinden boats.
She was set up by myself to make sure that your day afloat on the water will be enjoyable and keep you fishing. With 2 high back swivel seats this allows you to drift and fish Dry fly or Wetfly in comfort. We have built-in storage at the front which will allow guests to store their throw bag and keep it dry. She is pushed by a 20hp 4 stroke Honda outboard so there is loads of power to get to the right drifts fast and get you hooked up and ready to land that fish.
Catch 22 comes with two side storage compartments where we keep 8 Airflo airlite V2 rods in tubes. The range includes 5 weight, 6 weight and 7 weight so we should be covered for all fishing types for that day's fishing. This also gives my guests the choice to fish either Wet or Dry fly on the day. We also carry a Yeti Gobox in which we carry 2 Airflo V3 fly reels with 8 spare spools with different line densities from floating right down to fast sinking lines. In addition, for our Dry fly fishing we also have 4 Danielsson reels on board which offer a very balanced kit for the day's fishing. For tippet we carry a full range of Masterclass Fluorocarbon from Fulling Mill which we reckon is the best Fluorocarbon on the market.
For flies I always bring my Guiding boxes, stocked with flies which are nearly always full with some of my signature fly range from Fulling Mill or my own hand tyed Trout and Salmon flies which you can try out throughout on the day.
For guided fishing please use my contact page to get in touch. Now taking bookings for the 2024 season.
Thanks, Jackie Mahon