Due to the quota system in place on these systems at present, many fish have been caught and released, and as such, have not been reported. However, we have received some reports of good fish being released in these rivers. On the Drumcliffe, Paul Mulligan released two grilse on the 16th of June, and retained one of 6lbs which was taken on the worm. On the Garavogue, Adam Kelly released one of 4lbs which was taken on the fly on the 4th June. Anthony Walsh landed a fine 10.5lbs salmon, taken on an Alexandra fly on the 19th June in Sligo Town centre, much to the delight of onlookers, as the fish took a considerable time to land.
On the River Bonet, some anglers have enjoyed very good sport, with Ryan McGoldrick, Dromahair, returning six salmon ranging from 8lbs to 11lbs all caught on the fly. In the Cloonlougher area, a Mr. Parkinson, Manorhamilton, caught one of 10lbs, while Drew Lang, Grange also landed one of 10lbs which was released. Francis Keaney, Newtonmanor, released a fine 12lbs salmon in the Cloonaquin area. Due to the quota system in operation in these systems, anglers are reminded that they must fish catch and release methods unless they are in procession of a brown carcass tag.