The lower water levels, couple with an excellent run of grilse, produced a great week for anglers in Galway. There were 31 fish landed, all grilse, with many more hooked and lost, including 2 for the unfortunate Neil Spellacy! The fishing is picking up as the week progresses, with 13 fish landed yesterday (Tuesday 11th). At one stage there 3 anglers playing salmon at the same time!

John White (UK) landed 5 grilse during his visit, mostly to shrimp, while Simon White had 2 fish. Their best fish was 5lbs. Jim Barry from Dublin landed 2 grilse on fly, while Donegal man Proinnsias Doherty had 2 grilse on shrimp. Anthony Griffin fished the fly and landed a 5lbs grilse, while local angler Simon Lenihan took 2 fish on fly. The Carroll/Ryan party from Tipperary had a great morning on the 11th, with John Carroll taking 2 grilse on fly, while John Ryan also had 2 on fly, and his son Jim landed 3 grilse on fly. Local man Mícheál Cunningham took 2 grilse on shrimp, while Patrick Fitzgerald had a 5lbs fish on fly. Cork angler Dan O’Mahony landed 2 grilse on shrimp, and Aidan Twomey from Waterford had a nice grilse on the fly.

There is a great run of fish on at the moment, with good numbers of fish coming in on every tide. Conditions are perfect at the moment, and if the run of fish continues fishing prospects are excellent for the next few weeks.