A great week was had at the Ballisodare Fishery, with more grilse starting to appear and conditions suitable for angling for most of the week. This resulted in a total catch of over 100 salmon for the week.


Following from the weekend’s heavy rains, the river dropped on Monday to produce 19 salmon, ranging from 5lbs to 13lbs. The best fish of the day was taken by John Murray, on the fly and weighed 13lbs. Tuesday yielded a further 26 salmon, with many taken on fly and nine of those released. Among those to have success were Ms. Una Mullaney, F. Kerins, Paddy Loughlin, Albert Shaw, Pat Hagan and Gunter Hommer, with all fish weighing between 4lbs and 10lbs.


A further 19 salmon were landed on the 15th, with 10 caught on fly and nine on worm. Fish ranged from 5lbs at 12lbs, with seven released. Thursday produced the best sport at Ballisodare for anglers, with 27 salmon caught. More small grilse were making an appearance in catches, although the majority of fish caught weighed between 7lbs and 10lbs. Among those to catch were Chris Kitchen, Michael Wymes, Peter Henry, Brendan Dowley, Uel Wallace, Michael Dixon and Frank Adams.


There were 14 salmon taken on Friday, ranging from 3lbs to 12lbs. Six of these were caught on the worm, 8 on the fly. Anglers who landed fish on the day were Hugh McGuiver, Hugh Cushnahan, Kevin Cushnahan, Stephen Richardson, visiting anglers Miguel and Julio, Michael Dixon, Paddy Loughlin, James Cuffe, Fechin McMorrow and Bill Clinton.


Very heavy rain on Saturday saw the river rise slightly, despite this; nine were caught for the day. By late evening the river was in heavy flood.