EILEEN CARROLL MURPHY from the IFI office in Macroom reports on a range of salmon fisheries in the Cork Kerry area. 

FOR WEEK ENDED SUNDAY 27THOF APRIL 2014

KILLARNEY LAKES AND LOUGH LEANE

Two salmon landed for the week from Lough Leane, weighing 6 lb. and 7 lb. by local anglers trolling.

 LAUNE SALMON AND TROUT ANGLERS’ ASSOCIATION WATERS AND BEAT 3

Angling Report 28th April (Email to Laune Angling Report)

Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association waters and Beat 3.

As of Monday 28th April, glad to report that there were a few fish caught during the week.   The best fish of the week that I heard of goes to John Turner who got his season off to an early start with what was described as a ‘fine 12 lb fish’ at Johnston’s on the worm on Friday.  There were fish caught on Saturday on Beat 3 and at Paul Connors.  With fish last weekend as well could this be the start of fishing on the Laune?  With the lovely rise in water to over 1.3M at the Laune Bridge and rising, prospects for the coming week are good.

Angling effort has been low up to now but with it being late April and good water that will change.  News of Sea Trout is scarce so far.

Permits for Laune Anglers waters right now cost only €25 per day. 

Beat 3: Water on Beat 3 is ideal right now and there is always a chance of a fish if you are out there.  Thomas Ward fished Beat 3 yesterday without getting a pull but as a compensation he witnessed for the first time the upstream migration of elvers at the Island Pool on Beat 3.  Tom said that there was a continuous two foot wide strip of elvers swimming up by the right bank for 1.5 hrs.

For beat 3 Permit Costs click on: Beat 3 Permit Prices 2014

Prospects: Good, there are always a few fish running the Laune especially in this water.

Anglers please note: A ‘One Day’ salmon permit for Beat 3 only costs €25 probably the best value in salmon fishing in the country with a good chance of a fish when the water is right.

For further up to date information look up:          www.launesalmonanglers.com  ‘Water Level’        Laune Anglers on Facebook: Facebook Laune Anglers

Or:     Email: billydownes@hotmail.com

End  Billy Downes  Secretary      Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association

RIVER LEE

Fish are beginning to arrive into the river.  12 salmon were landed for the week from the Dam all the ways down as far at the Kingsley.  Average weight 7 lb. each mostly landed either by spinning or on worms by local anglers.

 RIVER BANDON

Salmon are beginning to arrive into the river.  Water levels have risen and fishing is fair.  8 salmon were landed for the week from Desert Biridge down river 3 of these salmon were caught in the Innishannon area, average weight 10lbs, and a 12lbs salmon was landed on the Bandon anglers stretch.  Methods used fly and spinning.

RIVER ILEN

5 fish landed for the week, best 8 lb. by a syndicate member on a Flying C.

GLENGARRIFF RIVER

1 fish of 7 lb. landed by a local angler on a Flying C.