Water conditions are very low and clear in the River Boyne at the moment and a drop of rain and rise in water levels would not do any harm at all. There are a few fresh fish about and this always increases chances of hooking up. Today Wednesday 19th August saw Patrick Coleman from the UK fishing the lower Boyne at Oldbridge with local angling guide Peter Cunningham. Patrick was armed with his new double handed salmon rod and fished all of the best holding areas with Peter throughout the course of the day. At the lunch break no fish had been registered save a small trout or two.

On arriving back for the evening session one or two fresh fish had shown along the stretch and at about 7pm Patrick was into his first fish a beautiful fresh run salmon estimated to be around 8lbs. The fish battled hard but was brought the net as quickly as possible to avoid overtiring the fish. After unhooking and a quick photo the fish was returned immediately to water where it was given plenty of time to recover prior to its release.

Peter Cunningham is one of the North East’s top angling guides. If you fancy a days guided fishing for salmon, sea trout, wild brown trout, pike or bass, then why not give him a call or drop into him for a chat in the Drogheda Angling Centre, Boyne Shopping Centre, Drogheda.

Peter can be contacted by Tel: 086 4682516  or by email[email protected]

Patrick Coleman With Angling Guide Peter Cunningham on the Boyne at Oldbridge This Morning
Patrick Coleman With Angling Guide Peter Cunningham on the Boyne at Oldbridge This Morning
Waiting For That "Pull" as The Fly Travels Across the River
Waiting For That “Pull” as The Fly Travels Across the River
Patrick Throws a Line at the Curly Hole on the Oldbridge Fishery
Patrick Throws a Line at the Curly Hole on the Oldbridge Fishery
Patrick With His First Boyne Salmon
Patrick With His First Boyne Salmon
Patrick Assists the Salmon to Recover
Patrick Assists the Salmon to Recover Prior to Release
A Beautiful Boyne Salmon Is Successfully Released Back to the River
A Beautiful Boyne Salmon Is Successfully Released Back to the River