Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association waters and Beat 3.
As of Wednesday 21st September water at 3 feet on the gauge at Johnston’s. A bit high and carrying a bit of debris and fallen leaves but easy to put up with when there is a good chance of a pull on fly or other method.
There were a lot of fish caught by all methods this past week among the anglers in luck were Michael O’Shea, Jerome Dowling, Michael Spillane, John Roulston, Richard Barry, Billy Downes, Sinead Downes, Garry Fernane, Tony Murphy, Paul Murphy to name but a few.
Visiting anglers: Greg Vincent had seven fish for the week, Stuart Pitman had two the best 10 lbs,. These two Welsh anglers returned all but two of their fish, they got one each smoked at the Fishery in Killorglin for return to Wales. Ben Hanson fishing with John Roulston on his first trip to the Laune had two fish on lost a 12 lb fish at the net and returned a 9 lb red fish.
Double Figure Club: This week John Roulston, Richard Barry, Stuart Pitman and a French visitor had fish in double figures respectively, 11.5 lbs, 10 lbs, 10 lbs and 14 lbs.
Towards the end of the week and over the weekend fishing was slow to the fly, it should improve if the water ever settles.
There were 30 salmon reported for the week.
Beat 3: The fishing on Beat 3 is a bit disappointing as I would judge the water level to be perfect but most anglers are blanking there on all methods.
Note to Permit Holders:
Please not there may be a restriction on the sale of permits depending on demand. Also note that Permit Holders cannot fish Johnston’s after the 15th of September. You may be asked by any member to show your permit and make sure that you display the appropriate portion of the permit of on the dash of your vehicle. Also our five Warranted Officers will be patrolling and checking for permits, these officers and indeed the members will be delighted to assist you with advice on tackle and where to fish.
For further information look up: Billy Downes