Eileen Carroll Murphy IFI reports from the River Lee for the week ended Sunday 17th April 2016:
5 salmon landed for the week, 2 at the Inniscarra Fishery and 3 on club waters, best was 11lbs caught by a local angler on a Flying C. Water levels high.
Eileen Carroll Murphy,
The River Lee drains a catchment of 484 square miles of which much is taken up by two large reservoirs. Salmon Angling is confined to an 8 mile stretch from Inniscarra dam to Cork city.
This salmon fishery is located between Cork City and the dam at Inniscarra (9 miles). The fishery is run by the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) and an ESB permit is required. There is a fair run of fish with a very good grilse run dependent on water. Permits can be purchased on site: Dan O’Riordan: ESB Inniscarra; 087-9983879.
Lee Salmon Anglers Club
The Lee Salmon Anglers club was established in 1967. It was formed by a group of anglers interested in protecting and promoting the sport of salmon and trout angling on the river Lee. Day tickets available: http://www.leesalmonanglers.ie/