Spring fishing has begun to improve in Galway, with 7 fish landed for the week, and a remarkable number of fish hooked and lost – sharper hooks needed lads!

David McMurtry had a fine 10lbs 11oz fish on spinner, followed by J. Ryan taking a lovely 10-pounder on fly. There were 3 fish landed on Monday, including fish of 9lbs for Sean O’Toole and J. Stevenson, both taken on shrimp, and a 6lbs fish for Gerry Hartigan, also on shrimp. J. Hetherington landed an 8lbs fish on shrimp, while D. Mulligan had a fine 11lbs springer yesterday, again on shrimp.

With 2 gates open, the river is in perfect spring order, and increasing numbers of fish are showing in the river on a daily basis. Fishing prospects for the next few weeks look very good if water levels hold steady.