Roy Craigie reports that the Shean Lodge Fishery has had some good fishing so far this May with 26 salmon to 14lb taken by guests of the Lodge by the middle of the month…

Generally fishing had been quite slow during April with very low water and little sign of fish. However the rains came early in May, and despite some dirty floods after several weeks of low water, fishing began in earnest on 2nd May. There were 16 fish landed for the week with many returned and some lovely springers up to 14lbs netted.

The next week ending 16th May produced 10 springers and a fine specimen sea trout of 6lbs 2ozs, before water levels fell significantly before the week end.

As I write this note the river has risen again to  7 feet following heavy rain last night, so prospects for the coming days look excellent.

Roy Craigie
Shean Lodge Fishery

Go fishing…

There are some vacancies on the Lower Stretch of the Shean Fishery after the end of June and details are available on our website or phone 0866075958 /0872567236.

Shean Lodge Fishery is an exclusive and stunning game fishing holiday destination in County Mayo, Ireland. Shean Lodge Fishery offers one of the most unique, tranquil and remote areas for angling in Western Europe thanks to its setting in the 12,000 hectare Ballycroy National Park. The fishery is fly fishing only and extends for 8 kms of the Owenduff River, famous for its  run of spring salmon and then later in the year for salmon, grilse and sea trout.

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