Nigel Rush reports that there were a few salmon caught at the Kylemore Abbey Fishery during the week further increasing their total to more than was caught all last season…

Finished last week yesterday with 14 grilse and salmon for the week for just 15.5rod days. The high rod/catch ration being aided by Seamus O’Neil who landed five fish to 7lb for just a half day!

Other anglers, Geoffrey Fitzjohn, John Williams, Hugh Jameson, John Curran and Pat Burn also helped raise our total for the year to 83 fish against just 79 for the entire season last year. Plenty of fish entering the system and plenty of water to keep us fishing for the next five days.

Nigel Rush
Kylemore Abbey Fishery

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Hidden away between the mountains of Connemara and the Atlantic ocean, the Kylemore Abbey fishery is a wild and beautiful place. Kylemore Abbey Fishery consists of the Kylemore Middle and Castle lakes, with five and a half miles of the Dawros river which enters the sea in Ballynakill bay.  Salmon and sea-trout run for a good proportion of the year to provide first class fishing on uncrowded waters.

The open panoramas of the lakes contrast with the intimacy of the river to give a variety of fishing combined with stunning scenery unrivalled anywhere in Ireland. Although offering an excellent chance of a fish for most of the season, you will find the real meaning of “a fish is a bonus” at Kylemore.

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