Osgur Grive reports on the salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Erriff where they have some great catches in the last few days…
19 July: The river is at 1.4m today, with 4 fish caught so far today, in what has been an incredible 9 days for us with 59 salmon caught. Local man Peter Coyne, fishing on the Erriff & District Salmon & Trout Anglers Club day yesterday, had 3 fish the biggest of which weighed 10lb. Well done Peter!
Some of successful anglers over the past 9 days include Gerard Garnier with fish weighing 6.75lbs and 4.25lbs, a 5.25lbs salmon for Peter Denvir and 5lbs for Enda O’Connell.
Well done to all the anglers!
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The Erriff is a spate river, more noted for summer salmon and grilse fishing than for early season spring fishing. Spring salmon run the river in good numbers during May and well into June, although angling effort is usually low at this time of year. The grilse start entering the river in mid-June and the run peaks in July-August. The river itself is about 8 miles long, and not a very wide channel, so for summer fishing a single handed 7-8 weight rod tends to be sufficient. For heavy water, a small double hander can come in handy.