Nigel Rush reports that the rain which fell over Kylemore has brought about a real change in fortunes…

25/07 Water at last. Rain fell yesterday after over three weeks with none! The water levels rose to a very dirty height but had subsided to perfect angling conditions by this morning.

Reports for this morning are Neil Spellacy 5 fish for his half day on the lower river, Geoffrey Fitzjohn 2 from the Upper River and 1 for Steve Eustace.

By the end of the afternoon there were four more for Geoffrey Fitzjohn, one more for Neil Spellacy, two for Denis McMurray one for Jeremey Shannahan.

16 fish for the day! … for three and a half rod days! Brilliant!
Nigel Rush
Kylemore Abbey Fishery

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Hidden away between the mountains of Connemara and the Atlantic ocean, the Kylemore Abbey fishery is a wild and beautiful place. Kylemore Abbey Fishery consists of the Kylemore Middle and Castle lakes, with five and a half miles of the Dawros river which enters the sea in Ballynakill bay.  Salmon and sea-trout run for a good proportion of the year to provide first class fishing on uncrowded waters.

The open panoramas of the lakes contrast with the intimacy of the river to give a variety of fishing combined with stunning scenery unrivalled anywhere in Ireland. Although offering an excellent chance of a fish for most of the season, you will find the real meaning of “a fish is a bonus” at Kylemore.

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Lower River Dawros in the Kylemore Fishery
Lower River Dawros in the Kylemore Fishery