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May 31st, 2012 | by

There remains one sluice gate open on the weir, meaning perfect conditions for flyfishing at the moment. The hot sunny conditions made things more difficult, however, but there were still 14 salmon recorded for the week. Spring salmon are continuing to run the river in good numbers, with some grilse starting to appear as well.

Local angler Cathal Diviney landed a 5.5lbs grilse on fly, and Moycullen angler John Anderson had an 8lbs fish, also on fly. Michael Browne from Clare had fish of 4lbs and 7.5lbs on shrimp, while Limerick man Brian King had 2 grilse on shrimp and fly. Ian Keating from Dublin landed a nice 8lbs fish on fly, and fellow Dublin angler Gareth Byrne had a 6lbs fish on fly. Martin Kiely from Limerick had fish of 6 and 7lbs on shrimp. Gerry Kelly from Limerick had a fish of 6.5lbs on shrimp and another of 8.5lbs on fly. German visitor Michael Pfetzing landed a 4.5lbs grilse on shrimp, while his compatriot Lars Friebertshauser took the fish of the week, a fine 11lbs salmon on fly.

Water levels are perfect for flyfishing at the moment, and with plenty of fish running the river and such good conditions, angling prospects in Galway are very good for the coming week.


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