Terry Gallagher reports that the broken weather has lifted water levels significantly, and salmon are moving in on most tides. Peter McDonagh kick started July in style with 3 grilse taken on Beat 1  – best 5lbs. First time visitor to Casla, Frank Steppenbeck, caught his first ever salmon fishing Beat 1 and followed it up with his 2nd later in the day! The fish were 5lbs and 4lbs 8oz, making for a very happy angler! Micheal Dillon was on the beat the next day and landed another fresh grilse of 5lbs. Another newcomer, Brendan Burke was very pleased with the 4lbs 4oz grilse and 6 sea trout he caught on the river. Brendan remarked that if he landed all the sea trout he hooked/rose then the figure would have been closer to 15. Regular visitor, Pat Farrelly, triumphed yet again during his day on the river when he landed 3 grilse, 7lbs, 6lbs and 3lbs 8oz. Geoffrey Fitzjohn also returned to the middle river beats  and caught a grilse of 5lbs in the Round Pool. The fish he noted was in excellent condition, a classic stocky Casla grilse.

Neil Spellacy landed 3 grilse  on Friday, including a fish of  5lbs 12oz and two fish of 4lbs (2 released). Sean Kelly also had 3 the following day, including fish of 5lbs, 4lbs & 3lbs (all taken on the ubiquitous Black Shrimp!). All were bars of silver fresh in off the tide. Since then water levels have been kept up well with more rain and fishing prospects are very good for the coming week.

Contact Terry Gallagher at [email protected] or on 087 2399988 to book fishing.