Kylemore Abbey Fishery

Fishery Manager, Nigel Rush, reports that a small lift of water levels during the early hours of Tuesday morning gave the fishery some respite from the last three weeks of near drought conditions. Whilst the rest of the country was a washout, Connemara escaped virtually untouched by the wet weather.
Only a few anglers fished after the small flood had dropped and water clarity had improved. However, Geoffrey Fitzjohn ended up with seven fish for his half day after fishing the Lower River. Most of the fish were relatively stale with few fresh fish encountered. This was Geoffrey’s best ever Irish day’s fishing. Neil Spellacy fished the Middle and Lower river with three fish to his credit to 9 lbs. including one keeper of 4 lbs. from the Middle River.
Gabriel Coulter, the third angler for the afternoon, caught his second ever salmon – his second Kylemore fish from the Rock Pool. Unfortunately, water levels have since dropped back to near nothing.
Lake angling has started to pick up with boats on the Castle/Middle Lake regularly landing half a dozen sea trout for half days angling.
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