Eileen Carroll Murphy reports on salmon fishing on river and loughs in the Cork Kerry area.
FOR WEEK ENDED SUNDAY 15TH OF JULY 2012
KILLARNEY LAKES AND LOUGH LEANE
4 salmon landed for week, averaging 5 lb. each all caught by locals trolling.
4 salmon landed for the week, 2 weighing 5 lb. each caught on worms by local anglers, the 3rd fish was 7 lb. and the 4th fish weighed in at 8 lb. also landed by local anglers spinning.
LONG RANGE RIVER, KILLARNEY
2 salmon landed for the week, 1 fish was 9 lb. and the other was 7 lb. both caught on worms by local anglers.
RIVER LAUNE BEATS 1 AND 2
2 salmon landed on Beat 2, one fish weighed in at 9 lb. spinning by a Cork Angler and the other was 8 lb. landed by a local angler on worms.
LAUNE SALMON AND TROUT ANGLERS’ ASSOCIATION WATERS AND BEAT 3
Angling Report 16th July (Email to Laune Angling Report) (ALSO SEE E-MAIL ATTACHED)
Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association waters and Beat 3.
As of Monday 16th July water now at 2.5 feet on the gauge at Johnston’s and running clear. The Laune is in great condition for all methods of angling.
The week gone by will be remembered by a good few anglers on the Laune as the week when the season kicked off properly. There were no 16 pounders of the week before but a few fish well into double figures were caught of met. Our Chairman Stewart Stephens had the best fish landed for the week at 14 lb. (Fly) Patrick Richard had a 12 pounder
Tony Murphy had a 10 pounder. Matt Murphy had his best week of the season so far with a good few fish from Johnston’s and Beat 3. Sean O’Sullivan had two fish for the week the best a sea-liced fish of 8 lb. caught at Crowley’s.
With the water as nice as it is at the moment and with fresh big fish and grilse running the river prospects are good for the coming week and weekend.
Permits for Laune Anglers waters costs only €25 per day up to the end of July.
Beat 3 fished really well again last week with a good few fish reported from there caught spinning and on the fly. This writer had a nice fish of about 6 lbs which was damaged on each side probably by a seal attack. Dr James O’Sullivan had his first on the fly this year well down the Beat on Sunday (long-tailed shrimp fly, single hook)
Anglers please note: A ‘One Day’ salmon permit for Beat 3 only costs €25 probably the best value in salmon fishing in the country with a good chance of a fish.
For further up to date information look up: www.launesalmonanglers.com ‘Water Level’
Or: Email: [email protected]
End Billy Downes Secretary Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association
47 salmon landed for the week, averaging 10lbs each, 2 salmon of 17lbs and 15lbs landed in the Bogs by a Cork City Angler and a local angler, biggest for the week was 22lbs landed in the lower stretch on a fly by a club member. Most popular angling methods fly and shrimp and worms.
RIVER LEE (ESB FISHERY)
33 salmon landed for the week weights ranging from 4.5 lb. to 8 lb. and one fish was 16.5 lb. all landed by local anglers – all hatchery fish. Mostly landed on shrimp and spinners.
36 salmon landed for the week, averaging 8 lb. each, by local anglers using all methods but mostly fly and shrimp.
RIVER ILEN, RIVER COOMHOLA AND OUVANE RIVER
Ilen River 32 fish landed for the week, best was 13 lb. landed on a flying C by a local angler.
Comhola River 6 fish landed for the week, best was 6 lb. landed on worms by a local angler.
Ouvane River 8 fish landed for the week, best was 8 lb. landed on worms by a local angler.