Billy Downes of the Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association reports that as of Monday 17th August the water level is falling back to 1.2m at the Laune Bridge or about 1 feet 9 inches at Johnston’s. Still lovely water for all methods.

Nets Finished on Friday: Now that the commercial nets are finished we would expect an improvement, we just hope that there is still a run of fish to come.

On 16 August Kieran Conlon met five fish on the fly and landed two, both returned

While the angling has improved significantly it is still possible to go out fish for a good few hours and not get a pull. In the afternoon session at Johnston’s yesterday seven anglers fished but only Billy Cotter managed to meet a fish, a lovely fresh 5 lb grilse.  Yet Kieran Conlon fishing in other fisheries met five fish on the fly and landed two, both returned.  Patrick Richard having been disillusioned with the fishing has at last had a good week’s fishing, meeting a good few fish from early in the week on the worm and landing a few, all sea liced.

Billy Cotter with an elusive Laune salmon

There were about 12 fish reported for the week and a good few fish met and lost.  Some of the fish that were met and lost were ‘good fish’ by all accounts.  The fly seems to be fishing well just now.

Beat 3: There are fish now holding up in Beat 3 and there should be fish moving around for the next week.

Billy Downes,  Secretary
Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association

Go fishing…

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