Anglers hit the water with serious intent as mayfly finally arrive on Irish rivers and lakes

BALLYNAHINCH enjoyed great spring salmon fishing in late May. With a rise in waters in the second week, healthy numbers of springers were observed migrating upstream. Regular anglers hit the water with serious intent and, for the second year running, Tom McManus scooped the first fish of the season, landing a 3.7kg springer from the stream on Beat 1.

A marked increase in fishing activity brought five more fish over the following nine days; with three landed on Tuesday 16th, alone. With good numbers of large springers passing over the counter every day, some good fishing is envisaged over the coming three weeks….

Irish Times. 31/05/2013 Read the article ‘ Salmon bonanza and trout enjoy late arrival of the mayfly’