Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from Burrishoole Fishery – w/e 17th August 2014.
Despite difficult fishing conditions with northerly winds prevailing for most of the week, the Burrishoole Fishery produced a few salmon during the week.
The Dutch group who already had fished the Owenmore River earlier in the week visited Lough Furnace for a day and was successful again. Miro Pobuda took a nice grilse on a fluorescent green micro tube, but it was Edward van der Heul who will never forget his visit to Burrishoole.
The very experienced Dutch angler finally caught his first ever Atlantic salmon on the fly. Edward, who has fished many times for the Dutch national team and has worked in the angling industry for many years, had visited all the top salmon destinations including Iceland and Norway in order to catch Salmo salar on the fly but, unfortunately, never succeeded until his friends convinced him to try his luck on the Emerald Isle.
Edward’s grilse took an Octopus tied by himself and with just over 5 lbs. it was also the heaviest fish for the week on Lough Furnace!
To book fishing on the Burrishoole Fishery contact Pat Hughes at +353 (0)87 2377078.
Fisheries Information Manager
Iascach Intíre Éireann
Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ballina