Its official… the best week on record with 32 Salmon landed for the week for just 21.5 rod days! So reports fishery manager Nigel Rush, who says last week’s rain gave the water the required lift to encourage a decent run of fish, and the few anglers that were availing of the fishing benefited accordingly. Top rod was Seamus O’Neil who landed 7 fish to 7lbs for just two half days. Hugh McGuire landed 5 fish for two rod days to 9lbs, and Geoffrey Fitzjohn had 4 fish for two days fishing, while Ronnie Counihan had 2 fish to 5lbs for his first outing this year. A couple of first timers are to be mentioned for their first ever fish – Frank McGuire for a 3lbs grilse and Jim Carolan a 4.5lbs grilse.

Out of the 32 fish landed just 11 made it to the dinner table, the rest safely returned and out of those 11 fish killed, 5 of them were hatchery fish from another system that had made the mistake of turning up in the Dawros!

Sea trout numbers seen to be entering the river are slightly more encouraging but with no anglers out on the lakes catches are accordingly down – just 2 for the week.

We are about to have a summer, if the forecasters are right for once so it looks like very little action for this coming week.


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