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Low water levels on the Feale but some good fish caught during the week

May 27th, 2016

Bob Downey

Paddy Halpin IFI reports on some fine salmon caught on the River Feale: After a small and badly needed flood for angling in the Feale last Wednesday we had a good few anglers out on the following few of days, lucky anglers for the week were Padraig O Keefe who had a nice fresh fish […]

Continue reading... Low water levels on the Feale but some good fish caught during the week


This post is in: River Feale, Salmon fishing reports

Joint ‘Catch of the Week’ winners for a Blue and Brownie

May 27th, 2016

Joint catch of the week winers

Such was the calibre of fish caught this week at the end of May that we decided to have joint ‘Catch of the Week’ winners. The first is a superb 13lb trout from the Corrib caught by Paul Geraghty.  Read about the catch on Beautiful 13lb Corrib trout trolling for Paul Geraghty   The second […]

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Irish Angling Update 27th May 2016

May 27th, 2016

Robbie the pet robin inspecting some flies : Photo Shane Gallagher, Drowes

A busy week in fishing circles, with the sunshine hampering the salmon anglers but sea anglers taking advantage of the weather and bringing in some impressive fish. A tough week to choose a catch of the week with many firsts of the season and a fantastic trout… Both the Laune and Owenmore fishery saw some […]

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180lb Specimen skate for Kiwi Girl

May 26th, 2016

Skate no 1 for Billy Wallace

Declan Kilgannon skipper of the Kiwi Girl adds weight to his boat this week with some fine skate; Donegal Bays first Skate goes to Kingfisher Billy Walllace fishing on the Kiwi Girl out of Mullaghmore, the fish with a total length of over 2 meters and estimated weight of 180lb put Billy through his paces but […]

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First shark of the season for Clonakilty Tigger

May 26th, 2016

Our second 'Catch of the Week' winner is Skipper David Edwards with a very early blue shark

A delighted David Edwards, skipper of the Tigger Charterboat in Clonakilty reports on a great trip out last Monday; General fishing has been pretty good with some good quality Pollack and some decent cod starting to put in an appearance on most trips. Mackerel have been very patchy with some trips not seeing a single fish […]

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This post is in: Cork Harbour, Sea angling reports, West Cork Tags: ,

3 salmon on the fly for local anglers at Inniscarra

May 26th, 2016

Eileen Carroll Murphy IFI reports : River Lee ESB Fishery Inniscarra 3 salmon landed for the week, averaging 12lbs to 14.5lbs all caught on the fly by local anglers. River Ilen 12 fish for the week on the Ilen river, best 9lbs by a syndicate member on a flying C. Check out our website for more […]

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Best fish on the Bandon this week was 12lbs

May 26th, 2016

Bandon 26.05.2016

Eileen Carroll Murphy IFI reports from the River Bandon: There was a rise of water last week on the Bandon and with it came an improvement in the salmon fishing.  There were 7 fish reported for the week. The best fish weighed in at 12lbs. Check out the web cam ‘Here‘ Eileen Carroll Murphy, IFI Macroom

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This post is in: Cork/Kerry, River Bandon, Salmon fishing reports

Cracking River Suir 15lb Salmon caught and released

May 26th, 2016

River Suir tony

Tony O’Dwyer had a great fishing session on the River Suir on Monday evening with good salmon moving up the system.   He played a cracking 15lb salmon and caught all the action on video.  Tony tells us that the camera missed the first big run and the equipment he used was a Hardy Marksman S13’8″ loop […]

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11.6lb salmon hooked by Hookes on Erriff

May 26th, 2016

Leigh Hookes with his 11.6lbs salmon from the Erriff Fishery

Fishery manager Osgur Grieve reports that last week was tough going with water levels dropping to 0.6m at one point. Anglers fished hard in these conditions and finally Stephen Sayer from the UK caught a nice fresh fish weighing 7lbs on Tuesday 17th, which was caught on a Cascade. Leigh Hookes, also from UK, fished […]

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Costello gets underway with a fine 10lber to start the show

May 26th, 2016

Fishery manager Terry Gallagher was in touch to say the season is underway at Costello. A 4lbs grilse was landed yesterday evening on River Beat 1, and a splendid 10 pounder the night before, again on beat 1. Another fish was lost over the weekend (always bring your net, oops!) For bookings and queries please […]

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This post is in: Costello and Fermoyle, Salmon fishing reports

Better conditions for fly fishers on Galway weir with more grilse appearing

May 26th, 2016

Water levels finally dropped to one gate this week on the weir in Galway, with much better conditions for fly fishers and grilse appearing in better numbers in the river. There were 15 fish landed for the week, with anglers enjoying further sport with other fish but unfortunately parting company before meeting on the bank. […]

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Bright sunshine and changing wind made conditions hard for mayfly fishing on Lough Mask

May 26th, 2016

Kevin Crowley with a fine 3.5lbs trout from Lough Mask, May 2016

Ronan Cusack says there are mixed reports from Mask this week, as our mayfly season should be in full swing. Sparse hatches of fly, coupled with bright sunshine and a constant change in wind direction, has made traditional mayfly fishing very difficult. Conditions for the latter half of last week suited wets and dries; unfortunately […]

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