Eileen Carroll Murphy reports on the Salmon fisheries in the Cork Kerry area from the IFI office in Macroom.
KILLARNEY LAKES AND LOUGH LEANE
No report. Water high.
4 salmon landed for the week averaging 5lbs each all caught by local anglers on worms.
LONG RANGE RIVER, KILLARNEY
2 salmon landed for the week weighing an average of 5 lb. each caught by local anglers on worms.
RIVER LAUNE BEATS 1 AND 2
6 fish landed for the week on Beat 2, 1 weighing 10 lb., 1 was 8 lb., 2 weighed in at 6 lb. each and 1 was 5 lb. all caught by local anglers fishing worms, 1fish of 12 lb. was caught by a Cork Anglers spinning.
LAUNE SALMON AND TROUT ANGLERS’ ASSOCIATION WATERS AND BEAT 3
Angling Report 9th July (Email to Laune Angling Report) (PLEASE SEE PHOTO ATTACHED AND CAPTION)
As of Monday 9th July water now at 2.5 feet on the gauge at Johnston’s and running clear. The Laune is in great condition for all methods of angling.
The last week will go down as The Week of Big Fish the best at 16 lbs falling to Tony Burke of Tralee spinning a purple Flying ‘C’ at Broderick’s.
There were a number of fish of 14, 12, 11 lb. landed. Indeed this writer on Tuesday had what must have been a fish well into double figures fishing the fly at Gorry only for the hook-hold to fail after 7 minutes. Patrick Richard had his first fish of the year a 10 pounder spinning, fishing at O’Connel’s Ballymalis. With the water as nice as it is at the moment and with fresh big fish and grilse running the river prospects are good for the coming week.
Permits for Laune Anglers waters costs only €25 up to the end of July.
Beat 3 fished really well during the week with a good few fish reported from there. There were fish caught each day even yesterday there was a fish of 10 lbs caught down at Pat Breen’s as well as some good sea trout.
A ‘One Day’ salmon permit for Beat 3 only costs €25 probably the best value in salmon fishing in the country with a good chance of a fish. For further up to date information look up: www.launesalmonanglers.com ‘Water Level’
Or: Email: [email protected]
End Billy Downes Secretary Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association
20 salmon landed for the week, averaging between 5 lbs to 15 lbs. Most popular angling methods fly and shrimp, mostly landed by local anglers.
RIVER LEE (ESB FISHERY) (REPORT FOR 1ST OF JULY TO DATE)
16 grilse landed for the week, averaging from 3 lbs to 5.5 lbs each, all spinners in high water. Hatchery fish are starting to show.
32 salmon and grilse landed for the 2nd week of July, averaging 4 lbs to 9 lbs, all shrimp fishing as water levels were perfect for fishing. All hatchery fish
30 salmon landed for the week, averaging between 6lbs to 10lbs, by local anglers using shrimp.
RIVER ILEN, RIVER COOMHOLA AND OUVANE RIVER
Ilen river – 27 salmon best 10.5 lbs on a flying C by a Cork City Angler.
Coomhola river – 3 grilse landed best 5.5 lbs on a flying C by a local angler.
Ouvane river – 5 grilse landed best 6 lbs on a worm by a local angler.