Fishery manager Terry Gallagher was in touch to report on how Costello and Fermoyle Fishery has been fishing over the summer so far. Despite mimimal rainfall since the beginning of June, fishing has been surprisingly good with the usual mix of productive and slow days. Interestingly, the average size of sea trout has improved with a lot more fish of 1.5 to 2lbs being caught this year.

Eamon O Brien put in a lot of effort during July and August on Glenicmurrin Lough and was rewarded with 109 sea trout, best 2lbs. Eamon also took a 3.5lbs  grilse from the Cabbage Pool on River Beat 1 (RB1). Pat Farrelly made his annual day trip to Costello and was delighted with the 2 grilse to 4lbs he landed on RB1. The Collins family were also back this year and were not disappointed to catch 10 sea trout on Glenicmurrin and 11 sea trout the next day on Fermoyle Lough. Sean Kelly, a regular visitor, also returned to fish RB1 and was rewarded with a 4lbs grilse from the Cabbage Pool taken on a Black Shrimp.

Geoffrey Fitzjohn fished on a number of occasions, landing 5 grilse during the month of July alone ranging from 2.5 to 5lbs. Alan Molloy had to contend with particularly dour conditions but did manage to catch a fine sea trout of 2lbs on Fermoyle. Martin Griffin fished RB1 on a number of occasions and like everyone else has had to deal with ever lower water conditions but still did well by landing 2 grilse to 6.5lbs. Peter O Callaghan also had to contend with tough conditions on Fermoyle and though they did not come across too many fish, they did land a superb 3lbs sea trout and a 4lbs grilse.

David Sandford also returned to fish Glenicmurrin Lough over 2 days and was very pleased with the 20 sea trout he caught, best 2lbs. Michael Dillon fished RB1 on a number of occasions and landed 3 grilse to 5.5lbs. Renee Lachemaer returned for a day to his preferred River Beat 3 and had great sport, catching 9 sea trout to 1.5lbs and lost at least the same number of fish. Sean Costello ventured out onto Glenicmurrin and was rewarded with 8 sea trout, as did Rob and Martin Byrne landing 9 sea trout, the best of which went 2lbs. But it was Peter Westwater who had the best day so far on Glenicmurrin, landing 19 sea trout, best 2lbs! Finally, Padraig McDonagh returned to RB1 in very low water conditions but still manage to tease out a 4.5lbs grilse and a 2lbs sea trout.

Water levels are still low at Costello but as there is substantial rain forecast this coming weekend we expect the fishing to really come alive.

To book fishing, contact Terry at 00353 (0)91 572 196, on mobile at 087 2399988, or by email at [email protected]