Terry Gallagher reports from Costello & Fermoyle:
The salmon fishing at Costello and Fermoyle continues to be very productive with 64 salmon recorded, 42 of which were caught this month. There is concern regarding the scarcity of sea trout this year with only 117 landed to date. The good news is the sea trout rod catch has dramatically improved recently with 44 recorded in the last few days, most of which were fresh.
The highlights since the 13th July include the 4 salmon and 23 sea trout Denis and Donie landed on Fermoyle and Clogher loughs, which was a fair achievement considering the difficult conditions they encountered over the few days they fished. Neil Spellacy was not disappointed with the 2 fresh salmon he landed during his day on River Beat 1, fish of 6lbs 8ozs & 3lbs. Local angler, Myles Costello, also landed a bar of silver (7 lbs.) during his evening on RB1. Newcomer to salmon angling, Udo Nitschke, certainly earned his stripes on RB1 after he caught fish of 6 lbs. 8oz. & 4 lbs. 8oz.
Regular visitor from Edinburgh, Pete Westwater, had 2 productive days on Glenicmurrin & Fermoyle Loughs, landing a respectable 23 sea trout. Eamon O Brien fished Glenicmurrin over 2 days and was rewarded with 21 sea trout and a grilse. Finally, Geoffrey Fitzjohn and Neil Spellacy had an excellent morning on River Beats 3 & 4, both landing 2 salmon each, 3 of which were 7 lbs. and the remaining a fish of 5 lbs. 8oz. Before the sun came out they estimated that they must have encountered at least a dozen fish. Well worth the walk!
Fresh fish are still appearing on the tides and with 1.5 inches of rain last night there’s plenty of water to entice them in. For information and bookings, please contact Terry Gallagher at +353 (0)91 572 196 or email [email protected]