Bernard Devenney of the Dundalk Salmon Anglers reports that water levels remain high on the River Fane and the other local rivers, Dee, Glyde and Castletown. As a result not many Salmon have been caught on the Fane as very few anglers are fishing. However, Anthony Carty from Dundalk had a very big Salmon almost on the bank but the fish made one final drive for freedom and made it back into the river. Bernard also reports that there seems to be a good stock of Sea-trout all along the river right up to Inniskeen but with the fast water it is hard to catch them.

On the Castletown river only two Seatrout were weighed in at the annual Sea-trout competition. Matt Cambell had seven Seatrout on Monday evening the heaviest almost two pounds. He released five back into the river. Young Kyle McCormack of Dundalk caught his first ever Salmon, a lovely fish of 7-8 lbs. which was released back into the river as the rule on the Castletown for Salmon is “catch & release”.

It is reported that there has been an exceptionally good run of the Salmon on the river Dee mainly due to the high water, this river is also “catch & release” at present. Circa 300 salmon passed through the counter during June.

If water levels drop in the next week or two we should see a great improvement in both Salmon & Sea-trout fishing. Here is hoping!!


Kyle Pictured with his 1st Salmon before releasing it Back to the River
Kyle McCormac Pictured with his 1st Salmon before releasing it Back to the River