David Dobbs of the Slaney River Trust reports that the river is doing very well now that the weekend’s floods are fining off. Although there is still not sign of his boat that was washed away by the high water, some big fish have been caught and released.

Kevin Clayton had a fabulous 17lb salmon on a black and yellow tube fly. The fish was a genuine bar of silver fresh from the sea with lice still on.

Kevin Clayton has time for a quick photo before returning his salmon
Kevin Clayton has time for a quick photo before returning his salmon

David Dobbs had for his troubles a lovely fish of 14 or 15lb on a Cascade Copper Tube earlier today (27/03).

David Dobbs about to release his springer
David Dobbs about to release his springer

And only moments ago Dalton Tice and Kevin Clayton had a fine 7lb salmon – again a very fresh fish with sea lice.

Dalton Tice enjoys his moment before letting his fish go
Dalton Tice enjoys his moment before letting his fish go

Paddy Syme had a lovely fish of about 8lb yesterday on just his third cast.

Paddy and his 8lb salmon
Paddy and his 8lb salmon

There were a few fish taken before the floods last week…

Last Wednesday Teddy Sinnot was fishing further down river and had a salmon of about 11lb. John Carroll had landed one and lost three others on the same day.

Rory Harkin and Michael Noland both had good fishing last Thursday when both had salmon of about 11lb. It was Michael’s first salmon on fly on the Slaney.

Compliments of:

Slaney River Trust

Web: www.slaneyrivertrust.ie