A prolonged dry spell was broken in earnest on Sunday night, and the River Erriff rose to 1.4 on the gauge on Monday, fining down to lovely fly water over the next 24 hours. Niall Wickham from Drogheda took full advantage, landing a 6lbs sea-liced salmon from the Coronation Pool on Beat 8. The fish took a Gold Willie Gunn tube fly. Niall also landed an early sea trout from the Bridge Pool on Beat 9.

There is good availability on the river and in Aasleagh Lodge over the next few weeks, contact fishery manager Jim  Stafford on 095 42252 for details, or check www.aasleaghlodge.ie . The fishery is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AasleaghLodge