Jimmy Walsh, Treasurer with Carrick on Suir Angling Club reports the Suir is running very low at the moment and that the grilse run has not yet appeared on the river. Nonetheless salmon are coming off the big tides in very small numbers as river has dropped to summer drought conditions.

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James Byrne with his PB salmon estimated at 15lb

Despite the low water and the bright conditions this Jame Byrne did well. James caught this fine salmon on a small size 14 fly. After a quick photo the fish was carefully released and swam away strongly.

Fishing as small as size 12 and 14 is needed to tempt the salmon in these conditions and given the size of many of the fish met and the small, single, barbless hooks used a good number are lost in the fight.