Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from the IFI Ballina office:

Lough Beltra & Newport River

Newport House reported some good fishing for their guests. On Lough Beltra, David Alcott and Eamon Kelly had a salmon each (7.8 lbs. & 8 lbs.), while Michael Dolan had three for the week weighing 8, 8.5 & 9.5 lbs. The Newport River also produced some fine fish including a 12.5 lbs. salmon for Martin McCoy, Northern Ireland, a ten pounder for Neil Berwick, UK and a 9 lbs. fish for Max Marty. Best flies for the week were Beltra Badger, Green Peter and Ally’s Shrimp.

To book fishing on Beltra West and the Newport River contact Newport House at +353 (0)98 41222 or visit

Markus Müller
Fisheries Information Manager
Iascach Intíre Éireann
Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ballina