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Another good week on the Laune, plenty of action for anglers

May 31st, 2017 | by

Billy Downes, Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association, reports that ass of Monday 29th of May the Laune had fallen to just above 1m on the gauge at the Laune Bridge. Nice enough water for all methods but for fly it would be better a bit higher. Billy tells us it was another good week on the Laune…

Angling effort is up considerably with lots of members and visiting anglers encountering fish and some really good fish among them. As usual the really big ones get away – up to 15 lbs reportedly…

There were a few fish got each day last week but the fishing was at its best when the nets were off Saturday to Monday with Sunday being the best day we have had on the Laune for a long time. Matt Standen met four fish during the week and managed to land one of almost 8 lbs on the fly. On the Saturday, Noel hickey had a beauty on the fly a fish of 10 lbs at Johnston’s and there were two nice grilse landed from Broderick’s on worm also.

Noel Hickey with his 10 pounder from Johnstons

Noel Hickey with his 10 pounder from Johnstons

On Sunday there were 12 fish met in Johnston’s alone, mostly on worm but a good few also met and turned to the fly. On Monday, Matt Murphy lost a fish of 12 at the net, net too small. Matt has already had a few grilse but this was his first salmon. John Hussey landed a fine fish of about 8 lbs spinning; the fish had very obvious seal teeth marks on both flanks. There were a few more grilse got today in Heffernan’s and Johnston’s. On the sea trout front Noel Burke and Garry Fernane met and landed some nice fat trout over the weekend.

2 fine salmon from the Laune

2 fine salmon from the Laune

Let’s hope that the good week we have had is not the only one we have for the season and that the coming week brings a few more fish to members and visiting anglers.

Prospects: Much improved but shortly the river will be in need of a good rain to keep it suitable for all methods. Allow for the fact that the commercial nets will be operational from Tuesday to Friday.

Billy Downes,  Secretary
Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association

Go fishing…

Day permits are the same as last year €25 to the end of July and €35 for the months of August and September.  For Beat 3 Permit costs click on: Beat 3 Permit Prices 2017
Be sure to display your permit on the dash of your car with the date and permit number visible and have the other part with you because you will be asked by members to identify yourself as a legitimate ‘One Day Member’ / Permit Holder.
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