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Salmon still scarce for Laune Anglers, but chances improving

April 19th, 2017 | by

Billy Downes reports that as of Friday 14th of April the Laune had fallen to a lovely 1.2m, a fish was caught the day before and a good few fish were seen running the river through Easter…

8lb salmon for Mike Fisher

8lb salmon for Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher had an 8lb salmon from Beat 3 on Thursday. You must be out to have a chance. Further news of fish from the Laune is scarce but over weekend a good few fish were seen running the river.

Salmon smolt

Salmon smolt

Salmon parr

Salmon parr

Clive O’Driscoll sent me two lovely photos of a salmon parr and a salmon smolt. Easily caught at this time of year even on a salmon fly and especially on trout flies. Trout parr can be easily mastaken for salmon parr. See Comparison – and note the following from The Atlantic Salmon Trust: Salmon parr can normally be distinguished from young brown/sea trout by the more streamlined shape, deeply forked tail, longer pectoral fin, lack of orange on adipose fin, smaller mouth, sharper snout, only 1-4 spots on gill cover (often one large spot), well defined parr marks.

Billy Downes,  Secretary
Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association

Go fishing…

Day permits are the same as last year €25 to the end of July and €35 for the months of August and September.  For Beat 3 Permit costs click on: Beat 3 Permit Prices 2017
Be sure to display your permit on the dash of your car with the date and permit number visible and have the other part with you because you will be asked by members to identify yourself as a legitimate ‘One Day Member’ / Permit Holder.
Web:  www.launeanglersfishing.com
Facebook: Facebook Laune Anglers 

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