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River Lee gets its first salmon of the season

February 7th, 2018 | by

Paul Lawton reports that Denis Murphy, a member of Lee Salmon Anglers, caught the river’s first salmon of 2018. Denis’s fish weighed in at 10.8lbs.  He wasn’t fishing 10 minutes when he hooked the fish on a black and copper flying ‘c’.  Just as Denis was landing his prize catch another member arrived on the scence. Fellow club member, Dick Hoare told Paul he didn’t know who was jumping more, Denis or the fish!

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.

 

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/

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.


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