Colin Folan reports that Lough Inagh, which suffered drought conditions for most of the last 3 months, has finally produced its first salmon of the season. The fish was a fresh-run grilse, and was taken at the Derryclare Butts by regular German angler Heinrich Harendza. Heinrich released the fish after a few quick photos. The sea-liced fish was approx. 4lbs and took a size 12 Silver Rat. With heavy rain forecast, Lough Inagh should get a long-awaited proper flood that will bring a few fresh fish into the system.
To book fishing or accommodation at Lough Inagh Lodge, call the lodge on 095 34706, or check www.loughinaghlodgehotel.ie