Fishery manager Jim Stafford reports that water levels were low at the beginning of the week. Overnight rain increased levels to 1.3m on the Aasleagh Gauge on the 12th – thereafter levels fell to 0.7m.
Fishing Tawnyard Lough on the 11th, Neil Spellacy from Moycullen reported excellent sea trout fishing, catching 17 sea trout to 1.5lbs and numerous brown trout – most fish were taken on a Black Pennell on the top dropper with a Green Peter on the tail fly.
Fishing the Erriff River Simon Hughes, Tourmakeady caught a grilse of 4.75lbs on a Cascade in the Bridge Pool on Beat 9. Ash Mathews, Moyard released a grilse caught on a Cascade in the Broken Bridge Pool on Beat 5 – the Party also reported catching 8 sea trout. Mick Burt, UK, reported catching 3 fresh-run sea trout evening fishing on the Quarry Pool on Beat 2.
Andrew Kyd’s party from theUK finished with 20 grilse and 9 sea trout for the week- which included 2 salmon and a sea trout for Mark Leaning; Ian Kyd caught 2 grilse, best 7.5lbs taken on an Alistair Cascade. Andrew Kyd caught 4 with two from Beat 9 and the others from Beat 6. Steve Hunter landed 8 salmon, Guy Thurlow had 2 and Toby Butler also finished with 2 – most of the fish were sportingly returned to the water again.
At the time of writing the report the water levels have dropped but with the forecast for more rain towards the end of the week angling conditions will improve.
To book fishing or accommodation, contact Jim at 095 42252, or check www.aasleaghlodge.ie