Excellent salmon caught on the Slaney up to 16 lb.
July 10th, 2012 | by Nancy Hearne
The Slaney is fishing well and the following report is from the Slaney River Trust:
July 9th: When I should be writing about sea trout it is great to report that the very high water has resulted in excellent catches of large fresh summer salmon with fish up to 16 lb. and 85 cm. being landed. Large cascade varients (about size 6 or even 4) are doing the job. On one fishery on Sunday all 4 rods out landed a fish with others lost. It would seem that these fish are well spread through the system and not just in the well known beats. An active presence on the water by anglers is the best protection against the illegal killing of salmon.
July 10th: The fish above will give you some idea of the quality of fish about. One word of warning take care of your electronics – we have had one set of electronic car keys permanently lost while returning a fish and another case where the angler was so keen to get a fresh 12 lber back yesterday he fell in, filled his waders and destroyed his iphone. No laughing matter in either case.
Slaney River Trust