As in previous weeks, Carrowmore Lake stands up to its reputation as one of Ireland’s prime spring salmon fisheries. Despite the changing weather throughout the week, the fishery produced a total of 11 salmon, 4 of which were released.

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John Coyne, Dublin, with a fine Carrowmore Springer

Amongst the successful anglers were Eddie Corry, Clare, who caught & released a cracking 12 lbs. salmon and Clive Long who boated fish of 9 lbs. and 10 lbs. John Coyne, Dublin, spent a memorable day on Carrowmore catching the first salmon on a fly dressed by himself. John’s 73cm salmon took a size 8 Black Pennell and was carefully released.

Other successful flies for the week were Clan Chief, Claret Dabbler, Bibio, and various Shrimp patterns.

Please note that Carrowmore Lake is a Brown Tag Fishery this year! For fishing on Carrowmore Lake contact Seamus Henry on +353 (0)97 83487 or visit