27 May 2012: Temperatures hit 25c here today. It has been bright sunshine without a single cloud in the sky for the past 4 days. There was a strong, warm east wind on Friday and Saturday, adding to already difficult conditions. The east wind lowers the river as it pushes water down the lake and water levels have dropped to under 0.5 metres on the gauge this morning. Catches have dropped since the sunshine arrived and no fish were reported today or yesterday. However the past week saw some decent catches with some anglers, lucky to have met fish at the right time, reporting multiple catches.

John Gill With Two More Fish From Red Roof And Corry On Tuesday 22nd May.
John Gill With Two More Fish From Red Roof And Corry On Tuesday 22nd May.

Among the catches reported last week were, John Gill and Chris Mc Daid, who enjoyed a good week’s fishing with each having success below the Four Masters’ Bridge on flying c and fly. B. Gilbert had a 4lbs fish on cascade from the Black Hole on Saturday 19th, P. Thornton had 3 fish on prawn during the week from the Washstones and Money Hole on prawn, the best of which was 9lbs, Bruce Campbell had a 6.5lbs fish on spinner from the Washstones on the 21st, B. Grimes had grilse on fly from Brineys and the Trout Pool on Friday 25th, H.G. Weber had a 2lbs fish on spinner from the Crooked Hole on Tuesday 22nd and Elmar Heiming had a 2.1lbs fish on fly from the Crooked Hole on Thursday 24th.

Felix Hoffmann With His Fish From The New Bridge On Spinner On Friday 25th May.
Felix Hoffmann With His Fish From The New Bridge On Spinner On Friday 25th May.

 

Bill Likely With His Fish From The High Bank On Toby On Monday 21st May.
Bill Likely With His Fish From The High Bank On Toby On Monday 21st May.

 On Friday, Billy Grimes registered 5lb grilse caught on a fly from Briney’s. Felix Hoffman accounted for a 6lb salmon caught on a Toby lure from the New Bridge. Johnathon Ayton recorded a 5lb grilse caught on shrimp from the Sea Pools. B. Marshall logged a 5lb grilse also caught on shrimp from the Sea Pools. Chris McDaid registered a 5lb grilse caught from Clancy’s Pool on a spinner and D. O’Hare accounted for 3 salmon weighing 4, 5 & 6lb caught on shrimp from the Sea Pools. On Sunday Paul Rippingale recorded a 5lb grilse caught on prawn from the Eel Weir.

With the good run of grilse continuing and the chance of some rain showers, prospects look very good for the coming week.

Fishing Below The Four Masters’ Bridge At The Black Hole.
Fishing Below The Four Masters’ Bridge At The Black Hole.

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