Carrick-on-Suir Club Secretary Jimmy Walshe was in touch to report the capture of a super River Suir salmon at the weekend. Lucky angler Ger Roche caught the hen fish, estimated at 25lb, on fly and after a quick photo quickly released the fish to continue her journey to the spawning grounds. Jimmy tells us fishing is difficult at the moment; mostly grilse being caught but some salmon getting through. Though if there’s enough rain things might improve.

There has never been any doubt about the River Suir’s ability to produce big fish as Ger Roche’s huge hen shows. They mightn’t have big numbers but they have big fish.