Yet another very productive week for the Ballisodare Fishery, with 40 salmon caught and many of those released safely. Conditions were not favorable at the start of the week. However, despite this, Monday saw six salmon landed including fish for J.P. Chenoux, John Murray, Michael Mullaney and Paul McMahon, with all fish ranging from 6lbs – 9lbs.


The following day conditions had improved and six were caught on fly with one to the worm. Both Sean Maye and John Donohoe had salmon of 8lbs; Fechin Mc Morrow Jr. had one of 7lbs while Vincent Henry and James McGuire landed fine fish of 10lbs each.


Ten in total were landed between Wednesday and Thursday, all caught on fly. Luke O’Connell had a fine fish of 13.2lbs, with Thomas O’Donovan Jr., Dermot Glennon, James McGuire and Hilary Mitchell also scoring on Wednesday. Visiting French angler Mr. Dubois had two of 8lbs and 7lbs on Thursday, while Hubert Henry and Denis Crawley also enjoyed success.


Cold temperatures and strong winds made conditions tough throughout Friday and Saturday, despite this eight salmon were landed. Ronan Watters, Christy O’Gara, Adrian Kelly, K. Wilson and Richard Todd were among those who landed fish, with most taken on fly and a few falling to the worm.


Sunday was a much better day for fishing, slightly overcast with a small breeze and not quite as cold as previous days. Nine salmon were caught on Sunday, five of those were released. Anglers who landed fish were Kevin Flynn (8.5lbs), Albert Shaw (6lbs and 7lbs with one released), Dennis Barrett (8lbs), Clive O’Neill (8lbs), Sean Gallagher (7lbs and 5lbs, both released), James McGuire (6lbs) and Vincent Henry (5lbs), with most taken on  fly.