Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from Ballisodare Fishery:

Despite continuing low water conditions, the Ballisodare Fishery had another successful week with 148 salmon caught. The grilse are of a good average size (4.5 lbs.) and most anglers practice catch and release with approx. 50% of the fish being safely returned to the water. As a result of the low water levels all the fishing took place at the Falls with prawn, worm and fly being equally successful.

Amongst the successful anglers was Luke O’Connell, who managed to land 7 grilse during the week, all on prawn. Larry Mitchell had a nine pounder on fly, while Paul McGuire caught the best fish of the week, a fine salmon just short of 10 lbs. Paul’s fish fell to a prawn. Joan Bowen-Walsh had a nice sea trout of 2.5 lbs. on prawn but it was a visiting French angler who stole the show with a fantastic sea trout of 4 lbs. on worm, which is the best of the season so far.

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