Ballisodare Fishery opened for the season on Sunday 1st April and enjoyed great success, with 12 salmon in total landed, three of which were released. The first fish of the season on the fishery was caught by local angler John Connolly, weighing 6lbs 9oz and was taken on a worm. The first fish caught on the fly was hooked by visiting angler Dennis Barrett, N.Ireland, who took the fish of 6lbs 6oz on a Willie Gunn. The heaviest catch of the day was a fine 13lbs 1oz salmon caught by Francis Kearns, while the second heaviest was taken by Richie Watters and weighed 12lbs. For information on fishing at Ballisodare, please contact Dermott Glennon on +353 (0)86 2515064.