The first salmon of the 2015 fishing season caught on the Owenmore River was taken by Oisín O’Sullivan from Offaly. Oisín’s 8 lbs. fish took an Ally’s Shrimp and was carefully released to the water as the Owenmore River is a Catch & Release Fishery this season.

Carrowmore Lake produced a total of 13 salmon (5 released) over just 3 days. The lake was only fishable from Thursday until Saturday due to the extremely windy conditions. John Campbell and his son, John Jnr., Northern Ireland, had 4 fish together (2 released), best at 8 lbs., while Pat Foley, Monaghan, caught another eight pounder. Most successful flies included Green Peter, Claret Dabbler and Clan Chief Muddler.

Please note that Carrowmore Lake is a Brown Tag Fishery and that the Owenmore River is “Catch & Release” this season! For fishing contact Seamus Henry on +353 (0)97 83487 or visit