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Fishing slow on Carrowmore and Beltra but Ballisodare remained excellent

May 31st, 2012 | by

Carrowmore Lake

Fishing on Carrowmore Lake was hampered by the sunny conditions and squally Easterly winds at times during the week. However, some anglers that fished well into darkness were rewarded with nice catches. Local angler, Mervin Corway had two salmon at 10 lbs. & 6 lbs., Granville Nesbitt had one at 6 lbs. so had Bangor Erris angler John Cosgrove. Most successful flies included Claret Bumble, Clan Chief, Black Dabbler and Green Peter patterns.

Lough Beltra

There was little angling activity on Lough Beltra during the week. However, Anthony McGuinness, Dublin “scored” with a fine 11.5 lbs. salmon on May 22nd. It will be a memorable day for Anthony as this was his first ever salmon!

Ballisodare River

Despite very low water levels angling remained excellent during the week on the Ballisodare River, with 93 fish landed and 45 of these being returned safely to the water.  The majority of fish being taken during the week were over 5 lbs. with a number of fish in the 8 to 10 lbs. size range. Kieran Kernon, Longford, had the biggest fish for the week, a fine 10 pounder to the worm. Other successful anglers included Bryan McDonnagh (8 lbs. on fly), John Doherty (8 lbs. on fly) and visiting UK angler Graham Tuck (7 lbs. & 3 lbs. worm).

Markus Müller reporting.

IFI Fisheries Information Manager


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