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Lovely fly water on the Feale and a few fish caught

April 12th, 2018 | by

Paddy Halpin reports from the River Feale…

After the big flood on last Friday we had great fishing water for the weekend and a few more Salmon were reported. Fishing buddies Dave Kearney and Jimmy Collins both had good fish of 9.5 lbs. and 10 lbs. Both fresh as daisy’s and both caught spinning.

Spring salmon

Allen Griffin Jr with his salmon

Young Allen Griffin while out fishing with his dad Allen had a lovely fish of 9lbs also caught on the spinner. Well done Allen keep it up, as it is nice to see the young people fishing.

Other lucky anglers for the week were David Murphy and Peter Dunworth. Peter had a great fish of 12lbs and he caught it on a very small fly.

Dave and Jimmy with their fish

Another young man who got his first of the season was young Tommy Quinlivan a lovely fresh fish of 8lbs nice one Tommy.

Water levels at the moment are dropping back and it is coming nice for the fly.

in the pics Myles are Dave Kearney/Jimmy Collins and Allen Griffin and his Dad who is also Allen.

Go fishing…

More about the Feale

The River Feale is among the outstanding salmon and sea trout rivers of Ireland. The River rises in the mountain district of North Co Cork and flows westerly for 75 km (46 miles) through the county towns of Abbeyfeale and Listowel and enters the sea south of Ballybunion. For the final 10 kms (6 miles) of its course, it is known as the Cashen River. Throughout its meandering journey to the sea it flows through a picturesque landscape of heather bog land, fertile valleys and rolling hills. Its main tributaries, flowing from both North and South, combine to add in excess of 160 kms (100 miles) of fishable waters.

About 50% of the main River Feale and the Smearlagh River is controlled by 5 angling clubs. These clubs are some of the best angling waters and each club offers day tickets for visiting anglers.

Download: River Feale angling map – River Feale Angling Map

Clubs

AbbeyFeale Anglers Association

The Abbeyfeale Anglers Club controls parts of the river between Abbeyfeale and Duagh.
Web: abbeyfealeanglersassociation.wordpress.com

North Kerry Anglers Association

North Kerry Anglers Association issues daily & weekly permits for fishing on 9 miles of the Feale & Smearlagh rivers.
Web: www.northkerryanglers.com

Killocrim/Finuge Angling Club

Killocrim/Finuge Angling Club control approximately 6.5 kms (4 miles) of water downstream of Listowel.
Web: killocrimfinugefishingclub.com

Brosna / Mountcollins Angling Club

Brosna / Mountcollins Angling Club control about 13 kms (8 miles) of double bank fishing from below the Owveg River confluence, up past Mountcollins, to within a short distance of Ahuan Bridge.
Permits are available from Brendan Danagher on +353 (0)64 663 6267

For any angling query please contact the Limerick office at Limerick@fisheriesireland.ie or by phone 061-300238.

Brown tags

Brown tag fishery: Under the salmon tagging regulations, this year the River Feale is designated as a brown tag fishery. Anglers must affix a brown tag along with a blue tag to any salmon which is retained. This means that salmon retained on the River Feale will have two tags attached. All brown tags (including 1st tag) will be issued from IFI officers ONLY . Please ring 087-7639236 to arrange to receive your first brown tag prior to commencing fishing

  • Additional brown tags will only be issued by IFI staff, they may be contacted at 087-7639236 and they will arrange to meet and issue an additional tag upon verification that the previous brown tag has been used, i.e. a fish has been caught and recorded in the logbook.
  • 1 brown tag will be issued at a time to each angler.
  • If you acquired a 1 day or 21 day licence which has expired, or you have finished fishing for the season, and you have not used the brown tag then this must be surrendered to an IFI officer prior to departure by phoning 087-7639236.  IFI would like to thank you for your co-operation with this.
  • If an angler has used his brown tag or doesn’t have a brown tag in his possession to use then he must fish catch and release methods, i.e.single barbless hook and no worms.
  • Brown tags will continue to be issued until the angling quota is reached.

To report a suspected pollution or poaching activity please contact the 24 hour hotline on 1890 34 24 74


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