Bars of silver give a ‘Feale’ of things to come
April 20th, 2012 | by Myles Kelly
Paddy Dunworth got a call at lunchtime yesterday from his brother Peter who was fishing the River Feale yesterday with sidekick Denny Barry. They both had very fresh salmon in the 10lb range.
Paddy takes up the story “Both got their fish on the fly and will be chuffed to open their seasonal account. The broken weather of the past week was bound to move fish, the Maigue was high and coloured yesterday when I passed and further showers can only augur well for water levels for a week or so anyway. The boys got their fish in the same run, below the ‘Rock’ which is in turn below the ‘Yanks’, Abbeyfeale club members will be familiar with these pools which are 3-400yards above Kilmorna Bridge.
Patsy Willis and Mike Sheahan were fishing the next pool down from the boys and had no luck, salmon fishing has a lot to do with being in the right place at the right time, particularly on a spate system such as the Feale. The boys are thrilled to bits and so they should be having braved the April wind and showers. Happy retirement guys!”