Sean Carty of Carty’s Land and Sea Sports in Bundoran, Co. Donegal updates us on the fishing in the north of the country:

Fishing on the Erne estuary last week was excellent with good sport  had by most anglers that ventured out in the Mediterranean type weather . The best results of the week seem to have been on lures and flies with anglers fishing the usual Sandeel method having only limited success . Last Thursday local angling guide James Cummins from www.northwestanglers.ie brought myself and two of the kids out for a few hours in the evening . We decided to stick with the fly fishing and from the time that we left the mall quay till we returned we had non stop action . Between myself and the kids we had over a dozen trout up to about 2.25lb .

Johnny Carty’s Mullet that he caught on the fly in Ballyshannon estuary on Thursday !!
Johnny Carty’s Mullet that he caught on the fly in Ballyshannon estuary on Thursday !!

The catch of the day had to be the 3.5lb mullet that my son Johnny caught ” unbelieveably “on a Gadget fly . A memory that I’m sure he will never forget !     The Sea fishing this week has also been very good with all the charter boats reporting excellent days out with great numbers of fish including some really good  Pollock , Cod , Ling , and coalies . There are still great shoals of Mackerel in the bay and the big late evening tides that are due  will give the perfect conditions to have a go at catching one or one hundred of them  .  The Salmon fishing last week was very slow . Between the bright warm conditions , the low water levels and the high water temperatures every thing is going against the salmon angler .

A Ling from Donegal bay
A Ling from Donegal bay

Compliments of:

Carty’s Land and Sea Sports,

Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Tel: +353  (0) 86 3903655

Web: www.landandseasports.ie

E-mail: [email protected]