Eileen Carroll Murphy reports on the salmon fishing on many of the Cork and Kerry salmon fisheries.
KILLARNEY LAKES AND LOUGH LEANE
2 salmon of 8 lb. each, another two salmon landed weighing 6.5 lb. and 5 lb. all landed trolling by local anglers.
2 salmon weighing 5 lb. each, one caught by a local angler on a worm and the other fish was caught on a flying C by a Cork angler.
RIVER LAUNE BEATS 1 AND 2
1 salmon of 5 lb. caught spinning by a local angler. 1 salmon of 6 lb. caught on Johnston’s fishery on a fly by a tourist angler.
LAUNE SALMON AND TROUT ANGLERS’ ASSOCIATION WATERS AND BEAT 3
Angling Report 4th June (Email to Laune Angling Report)
Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association waters and Beat 3.
As of Monday 4th June, the water was happily back up to 1.5 feet on the on the gauge at Johnston’s and running clear. Lovely water for all methods after the good fall of rain and more expected.
With the fresh water on Sunday there was some news of fish being met lost and caught. Jim Flinders was one of the lucky anglers who had his first fish of the year after some close encounters during the past two weeks.
Some anglers are still having good sport with sea trout who are being caught on small spinning baits or on trout flies fished in the evening.
The fish are being met in Johnston’s, Paul Connors and John Breens. Hearing news of four fish lost on Paul Connors / John Breen’s yesterday.
There were five salmon reported for the week.
Well done to Thomas Ward Committee Member from Tralee who had a lovely fish from Beat 3 on Sunday despite low water. Thomas said this was the only fish he saw in fishing from Beaufort Bridge to Poll Na Halla and back up again. Surprising to hear that there was low water on Beat 3 but the lake has to fill up first.
Billy Downes Secretary Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association
10 salmon/grilse landed for the week, salmon averaging 8 lb. each and grilse averaging 2.5 lb. to 4 lb. each caught by local anglers using various methods. Good numbers of sea trout reported coming into the system.
A total of 30 fish caught, (20 salmon, averaging 7 lb. to 10 lb. and 10 grilse averaging 2.5 lb. to 5 lb.), mostly landed by local anglers, all methods used.
RIVER ILEN, RIVER COOMHOLA AND OUVANE RIVER
Ilen river – 13 fish best fish 10.5 lb. on a flying “C” by a day ticket angler.
Coomhola river – 2 fish, first fish of the year fell to young local angler Kevin Holland 6.5 lb. on worms.
Ouvane river – 5 fish best fish 7.5 lb. on worms by a local angler.