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Owenea not fishing as expected – too much water

August 24th, 2017 | by

Monday 14th August  to Sunday 20th August 2017.

The week was wet with good rainfall amounts. This brought numerous floods and in fact there was good water each day except for Tuesday and Sunday but even on these days water levels were fair (0.18m). The gauge average for the week was very high reading 0.28 metres! There were a number of salmon recorded but not as many as expected. Some 25 salmon were caught for the week. Constant high water can often be counterproductive. Hard to keep us anglers happy! 44 visiting rods were in attendance over the week.

On Monday Pat McLoughlin recorded a 4lb grilse caught on a fly from beat 5 & Sean Campbell accounted for a 5lb grilse caught on a spinner from 4. On Tuesday, Alan Watson reported a 2lb grilse caught and released on a fly from beat 8. On Wednesday, John Joe Doherty recorded a 4lb grilse caught on a fly from beat 9 and Paul Brennan accounted for a 3lb grilse caught & released on a spinner from beat 9. On Thursday, Neil Gallagher recorded a 4lb grilse caught on a spinner from beat 5 and Sean Campbell logged a 10lb salmon caught on a spinner from beat 3. On Friday, Jim McLean reported a 4lb grilse caught & released on a spinner from beat 9. On Saturday, Paul Brennan recorded a 5lb grilse caught on a spinner from beat 9 and Kevin O’Neill accounted for an 8½lb salmon caught on a fly from beat 5.

The forecast for the coming week is for continuing wet weather and I would expect good water levels at times over the week.

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