Salmon angling has been slow so far in Galway, with persistent high water hampering angling over the first few weeks of the season. However, levels have dropped to 4 gates open on the weir lately, and since then sport has picked up, with quite a few salmon hooked and lost over the last week, including a couple of very big fish that broke anglers’ lines! Leo Casey from Dublin landed a lovely springer of 13lbs 4oz on Sunday the 12th, taking the fish on fly, a tough feat in the high water. Since then 2 more fish have been landed – Paddy Murray from Kildare fished spinner and landed a nice 9.5lbs springer on Tuesday this week, while the following day local angler Simon Lenihan landed a 6.5lbs fish, also on spinner. Reports are coming in of fresh fish landed at Cong, and one of 12lbs taken on fly on the Clare River, so the spring run appears to be on, and prospects for the coming weeks are certainly improving.

Leo Casey from Dublin with a fine 13lbs 4oz Galway salmon taken on the fly, April 2015
Leo Casey from Dublin with a fine 13lbs 4oz Galway salmon taken on the fly, April 2015