Low water hampered angling at Kylemore last week, with 5 salmon recorded for just 6.5 rod days. A further 4 fish on Sunday brought the season total to 199 salmon, and Hugh Maguire broke the 200 barrier with a nice fish on Monday, earning the prize of a day’s free fishing. This figure is well up on last year’s total of 137, and with just under 3 weeks of the season left it looks like Kylemore will record its best season for many years. Latest reports are that the river has risen a foot this morning after overnight rain, and is continuing to rise, so prospects look excellent for the coming week.

To book fishing contact Nigel at 095 41178, or mobile 087 9580702, and for latest news check the website at www.kylemorefishery.ie