Colin Folan of Lough Inagh Lodge reports that their first Salmon of 2013 was landed on the morning of May 18 on The Derryclare Butts.  The fish weighed 12.5lbs and was caught by lady angler and regular Inagh guest, Eileen Magill (Donegal).  The fish took a size 10 Cascade, and was expertly played by Eileen using a 10 foot, 7 weight rod with a sink tip.  Eileen had the fish on the bank after an electric 20 minutes.  The sea liced fish was visibly marked from dolphins at sea.  There has also been some great fishing downstream in Ballynahinch with reports of a few fish taken in the last few days.

Eileen salmon, a sea liced fish, was visibly marked from dolphins at sea
Eileen salmon, a sea liced fish, was visibly marked from dolphins at sea

And yesterday Andy Bowman(Scotland) caught and released a fresh grilse of 6 pounds at The Derryclare Butts on a yellow badger.
Colin Folan,
Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel

Go fishing at the Lough Inagh and Derryclare Fishery…

These two Loughs, Derryclare and Inagh, lie in the lovely Inagh Valley with the Twelve Pins (Bens) of Connemara rising steeply to the west, and the Maumturk Mountain range to the east.

There are two short connecting rivers, which contain four river beats. The fishery has spring salmon, grilse, sea trout and large indigenous brown trout. There are three sets of ‘Butts’ or long fishing piers, built out onto Derryclare Lough for the anglers convenience. There are no boats available on Derryclare Lough and all the fishing is done from the Butts and the bank.  Lough Inagh Fishery is fly only, and normal fishing hours are 930am – 7pm. The river beats are rotated on a half day basis. The manicured river banks, and cosy fishing huts provide comfort for anglers of all ages and fitness.

Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel
Co. Galway
Phone: 00353 95 34706
Mobile: 086 8679459 (mobile)