He’s done it again! Dave lands the first salmon in Galway
April 6th, 2017 | by Kevin Crowley
It’s been a long wait, but the first salmon of the year in Galway was finally landed by local angler Dave Lenihan on Thursday 30 March. Water levels had been very high, but dropped to 5 gates open last week, and Dave knowing the river so well was quick to take advantage. The fish which weighed 6.5lbs, was landed in Jimmy’s Pool and took a shrimp bait. After a tough year last year, it’s great to see Dave back to good health again, and his comrades and rivals for the first fish were genuinely delighted to see him take the honours again.
In time-honoured fashion, the first salmon was donated to charity and served in a local restaurant. This year, the White Gables Restaurant in Moycullen made a generous donation of €500 to COPE Galway for their fantastic Means on Wheels service that provides much-needed sustenance to older people in the Galway area. Many thanks also to local photographer Joe Travers for the use of the photos.