Kevin Crowley reports on the salmon angling at the The Galway Salmon Weir Fishery…

Water levels have been at one gate for the last week, but have risen again following heavy rain, despite the lake remaining at summer level, and the OPW have opened another gate on the weir. With conditions so good for flyfishing, it was no surprise that most fish taken over the last 2 weeks were taken on fly.

Liam Dunne took a nice 9lbs fish on fly, as did Seamus Nee. Padraic Doherty fished over 2 days and landed 2 springers of 8 and 9lbs on shrimp, while Leo casey landed a fine 13.5lbs fish on fly. Sean O’Toole landed a 10.5lbs fish on shrimp, and Jim Barry took a 9lbs fish on fly. John Connolly rounded off the catch with a fine 13.5lbs salmon taken on fly.

Salmon are moving upriver on every tide at the moment, and while catches have been moderate, anglers have met plenty of fish. Unless levels rise substantially, conditions look very good for the coming weeks as the spring run begins in earnest.

Kevin Crowley
IFI Galway

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Applications for rod bookings should be made before the start of the season on February 1st by mail, fax or e-mail to:
The Manager, Galway Fishery, Nun’s Island, Galway.
Tel. +353-91-562388 Fax +353-91-562930
E-mail: [email protected]
For information: The Galway Salmon Weir Fishery