The grilse run has continued at Galway, with plenty of fish still showing in the river on a daily basis, although fishing has slowed down slightly, with more fish being hooked and lost this week than landed. There were 19 fish recorded for the week, including 3 grilse for Michael Rogers from Dublin, all taken on fly. Local angler Eoin Trill took a 6lbs fish on fly, while David Clarke had a 6.5lbs fish, also on fly, and there were further grilse for Martin Kiely, Gareth Byrne and Padraic Corrigan, all on fly. Brian King also recorded a grilse on shrimp, while Brendan Byrne landed the best fish of the week, a lovely summer salmon of 11lbs taken on the fly.

Water levels are perfect for the fly at the moment, with one gate open on the weir, and with such a good run of fish at the moment, fishing prospects remain excellent in Galway.

Kevin Crowley IFI