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Low water on the Lee but a few salmon landed

July 13th, 2017 | by

Eileen Carroll tells us that for the week ending 09 July  12 salmon were landed on the open waters of the Lee at the Kingsley Weir, best best 8lbs, all caught on prawn by local anglers in low water.


3 peel (hatchery fish) landed for the week, weighing 2¾lbs, 3¼lbs and 4½lbs all caught on shrimp and returned by local anglers.

Paul Hanley published this lovely video of him catching a releasing a nice sea liced grilse on his 6 wt switch rod during an evening session on the river.

Go fishing…

The River Lee drains a catchment of 484 square miles of which much is taken up by two large reservoirs. Salmon Angling is confined to an 8 mile stretch from Inniscarra dam to Cork city.

Inniscarra Fishery

This salmon fishery is located between Cork City and the dam at Inniscarra (9 miles). The fishery is run by the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) and an ESB permit is required. There is a fair run of fish with a very good grilse run dependent on water. Permits can be purchased on site from Dan O’Riordan, ESB Inniscarra; 087-9983879.

Lee Salmon Anglers Club

The Lee Salmon Anglers club was established in 1967. It was formed by a group of anglers interested in protecting and promoting the sport of salmon and trout angling on the river Lee. Day tickets available: http://www.leesalmonanglers.ie/

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