Owenea Fishery report by Lindsey Clarke– Monday 18th  to Sunday 24th June 2012.

Water levels this week were only fair to low (despite everywhere being inundated with rain!). The highest water level occurred on Tuesday which saw the river rise to reach 0.20 metres on the gauge. The gauge average for the week was somewhat disappointing reading 0.14 metres. As such, the fishery was not particularly well attended with only 13 visiting rods fishing for the week. Despite the lowish water and low attendance, there were a number of fresh salmon reported and it seems there are good numbers of salmon running the river. On Friday, Billy Blair recorded a 5lb grilse caught on a fly from beat 8.

On Saturday, Alan Watson logged a 9lb salmon caught on a fly from beat 8. Maurice Kennedy reported 2 fish caught and a better fish lost at the net. The fish weighed 3 & 8lb and were caught on a spinner from beat 8. Alan Mooney also recorded 2 salmon weighing 6½ & 9½lb caught on a fly from beat 9. On Sunday, George Friel registered a 7lb salmon caught on a fly from beat 8 and James Forster reported a 6lb salmon caught on the fly from beat 8.

The forecast for the coming week is for rain at times and hopefully this will be heavy enough to give us some nice floods. If so, prospects look very good 🙂

For info/bookings etc on the Owenea Fishery –

Tel: 074 9551141. (9am to 1pm April to May & 7am to 1pm June to Sept).