Water levels were at 2 gates all week on the weir, and fishing picked up considerably over the previous weeks, when high water levels prevailed. There were 57 salmon landed for the week, with many taken on fly, although shrimp and spinning also produced fish.

Long-time German visitor Manfred Wilke had a nice 5.5lbs grilse on shrimp, while fellow German visitors, father and son Wolfram and Matthias Hoppe had 3 grilse each, all on fly. Moycullen angler John Anderson landed 6 grilse on fly over 2 visits, sportingly releasing 5 of these, while Salthill man Simon Lenihan landed 2 grilse on fly. Galway angler Karl Reynolds landed 2 nice grilse of 5lbs each on spinner, while Cavan angler Gearóid McSéan landed 2 grilse on shrimp and spinner. Damien Barron from Offaly took a fine 7.5lbs grilse on spinner, while Northern Ireland angler Davy Hoy, a regular visitor to Galway, landed 2 crackers of 7.5lbs and 8lbs, both taken on fly.

Richard Farrelly from Meath took 2 grilse to 7.5lbs on shrimp, and father and son Jack and Lawrence Flood, visiting from the UK, had 3 grilse each, best fish 6.5lbs, on fly and shrimp.

Good numbers of salmon are running in Galway, and rivers upstream have also produced excellent sport over the last week or so, and with water levels not forecast to rise, fishing prospects for the coming week are very good.