Friday 13th July: There were 3 fish all between 10 – 11lb. caught for 3 rod days yesterday.
This was 11 years young James Shanahan with his Second Ever Salmon which weighed 11lb. & was taken on spinner at the Junction Pool on Bridgetown Abbey.
This sea-liced 10.4lb. was taken by Mike Whelan on spinner on the Jole on Lower Kilmurry. His son Christopher also released a 10 pounder caught in the same pool.
Ten fish caught which takes us past the 200 Salmon for the Season mark!!!!
Notable on the day were Conor Arnold who released 5 fish on the top but one beat in just 3 hours fishing in the evening. He landed four fish of 4, 7, 8 & 10lb. on spinner & an 11½lb. on fly.
Father & son Padraig & James O’Keeffe from Glanmire, Co. Cork tried their first fishing ever as a half guided day with Glenda & released fish of 6 & 13lb. respectively on spinner on the lower river.
David Walsh released an 8.5lb. on spinner at Ballyhooly, Kieran Conlon a 7 pounder on Woodstream & Pat O’Donovan killed a sea-liced 5lb. also on Ballyhooly.
Saturday 14ht July: Another good day with six fish caught including four sea-liced fish from the upper river. Best were Pat O’Donovan’s 10.6lb. on spinner from Bridgetown, Kieran Conlon’s 10lb. released on fly at Ballincurrig & Christopher Whelan’s sea-liced 8.6lb. from Ballinaroone.
Sunday 15th July: This fish was caught today by Garry O’Shea from Dungarvan. It was caught on spinner at the Wall Pool on Ballinaroone beat on the lower river just a mile above the Lodge. It weighed 14.5lb and was heavily sea-liced.
I also had a report by 11.30am that Fergus Glynn from Co. Clare had already caught three sea-liced fish to 8lb. on fly at the Hut Pool on Upper Kilmurry.
Other fish caught last week……
Ian & Glenda Powell
Blackwater Lodge & Salmon Fishery
Upper Ballyduff, Co. Waterford.
Tel: 00 353 58 60235 From UK: 0871 474 0135 (10p/min any time!)
Mobile: 00 353 87 235 21 20
E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.ireland-salmon-fishing.net
Fort William Angling Report
Water levels are dropping nicely and clarity is 3ft+. Perfect for spinning and fit for a fly on certain beats. A few fish having being landed over the weekend with Brian Henessey landing 2 fish off the Bishops on spinner.Both fish were 7lbs each. Tim James from the U.k. landed a nice fish of 10lbs off the Glenmore beat. Fergus Crawford also had a fish of 7lbs off Glenmore. Our Guide Bob had 2 fish one of 6lbs off the Ellis and another of 7lbs off the Bishops all on spinner. Today our Russian guest guided by Bob has already landed a fish of 5lbs off the Glenmore beat. Things are certainly picking up here on the fishery and a nice few fish are showing themselves moving through.
Fort William Fishery
Fort William Estate, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford.
Tel: +353 (0)87 8292077