After a winter of extremely high water, drier conditions have prevailed over recent weeks, and water levels in Galway have dropped rapidly, with 2 sluice gates now open on the weir. Fishing conditions are excellent, however the high water seems to have enticed fish upstream, and we now await a fresh run of springers to improve sport. There were 2 fish landed for the week, including the first fish on fly this year, which was taken by Ivor Trimble from Northern Ireland , a nice springer of 8.5lbs. Midlands angler Gerard Nevin also took a fine 11lbs salmon on spinner.

Heading into May, and the prime period for spring salmon fishing, I would expect to see the main spring run soon, especially with the bigger tides over the next few days, and with fishing conditions looking good, prospects in Galway are for sport to pick up significantly.