The long awaited run of big fish on the Suir arrived over the weekend. The fish were very welcome and some anglers took home great memories, including one German tourist who had a one hour casting lesson with Philip Maher of Fishhunt at the Kilsheelin beat. Following his class Roland took to the river with his new skills, and on on his first time ever fishing caught a 19lbs 4oz salmon on fly!

19lb 4oz salmon
Roland with his first ever salmon - 19lb 4oz!

Anglers fishing with Philip on Sunday finished their season on the Suir with eight salmon to 23lbs from lower beat. One of these was a fish of 18lbs caught on a single handed rod. There were also a good few trout landed with best around 4lbs reported.

netting a salmon
A salmon is brought to the net

Munster Blackwater

As well as beats on the Suir, Philip also has a wide selection of beats at at €40 a day from Millstreet to Lismore on the Munster Blackwater, which remains open until October 12th this year on a Catch and Release basis.

Fly casting instruction

Being a Fly Fishers Federation master Philip has the highest level of qualification that can be achieved in fly-fishing. Whether it is single or a double-handed fly rod your skill level can be improved quickly so that you are competent in the water, can cover fish efficiently, and get maximum enjoyment from your fishing. Angling tuition is provided in basic casting all the way up to expert casts such as the modern double-handed spey techniques.

Philip Maher
Fish Hunt
Tel: + 353 58 47524
Mob: + 353 87 8399345
Email:[email protected]