Eileen Carroll Murphy reports from the IFI office in Macroom.
FOR WEEK ENDED SUNDAY 10th OF JUNE 2012
KILLARNEY LAKES AND LOUGH LEANE
5 grilse landed by local anglers trolling for the week, averaging 4.5 lb. each.
5 grilse weighing 4.5 lb. each approx. caught by local anglers on worms. A salmon of 6 lb. was landed by a Cork angler on a worm. A 7 lb. salmon was landed by a local angler on a worm.
RIVER LAUNE BEATS 1 AND 2
1 salmon of 6 lb. landed on Beat 1 by a Tralee angler spinning. 1 salmon weighing 7 lb. landed by a local angler on Beat 2 spinning. 2 grilse weighing 4 lb. each landed on the worm by local anglers at Johnston’s fishery. 2 salmon of 8 lb. each landed by local anglers using worms and spinning at Pólnahalla. A 6 lb. salmon was also landed at Pólnahalla spinning by a Tralee angler. Water levels medium to high for the week.
LAUNE SALMON AND TROUT ANGLERS’ ASSOCIATION WATERS AND BEAT 3
As of Monday 11th June water now down to 2.5 feet on the on the gauge at Johnston’s and running clear. Beautiful water for all methods after the heavy rains, it should stay well up and fishable for the week or more.
There were fish caught in Laune Anglers waters from early in the week. On Tuesday Mike Collins opened his account on the Laune with a beauty of 9 lb. at Johnston’s. From Saturday onwards when the water cleared after Thursday/Friday’s rain fish were caught in most of Laune Anglers fisheries. Mike Collins (once again) and Tony Burke both from Tralee had fish in Johnston’s on Sunday respectively 4 lb. and 11 lb.. Two of our French members Patrick Richard and Michel Bertrand had an excellent week of sea trout fishing with 6 trout up to 3 lb. and Michel lost a good salmon estimated at 12 lb. at Paul Connors.
Fantastic water on Beat 3, very high and in perfect fishing form. No news of fish so far after flood.
37 salmon landed for the week, averaging 8 lb. to 12 lb. each, landed by visiting and local anglers, all methods used.
40 salmon landed for the week, averaging 8 lb. each, landed by local anglers, all methods used.
RIVER ILEN, RIVER COOMHOLA AND OUVANE RIVER
Ilen river – 9 salmon landed for the week, one weighing 10.5 lb. by a British visiting anglers on a Flying C
Coomhola river – 3 peal (grilse) landed for the week.
Ouvane river – 6 peal (grilse) landed for the week.