Billy Downes of the Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers Association has the latest on water conditions and the run of fish on the Laune…

Tuesday 30th July, water level now at 9 inches and carrying a bit of colour.  There have been a few grilse caught on various methods. Tom Curtayne had one 4 lbs on the fly and Garry Fernane had one 5 lbs at Paul Connors.   All members of the Laune Anglers are looking forward to the ending of draft netting at Cromane tomorrow and two weeks later in the Laune itself.  They are hoping that the fishing will improve then.

Breen's Gortnascarry (No 10) in nice order
Breen's Gortnascarry on the Laune (No 10) in nice order

We need more good rain to improve prospects, while the river has come up it is not enough to sustain good fishing for the week ahead.  It looks like Wednesday/Thursday might produce the rain required.

Despite the low level there were fish seen running the river each day and resident fish were showing in the pools.

Beat 3: Water height is now gone a bit low for Beat 3 but excellent brown trout fishing and a chance of a salmon grilse or sea trout as well.

​​Prospects: With the change in the weather and with fish running there is some chance of a pull.

Billy Downes

Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers Association
Phone: +353 (0)66 712 3950
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