Billy Downes reports from the Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association waters and Beat 3.
As of Monday 4th July Laune up to a nice for all methods 1.1 M. Angling effort is low but one of our members who is enjoying his visit back to Ireland is Patrick Richard. On Friday he lost two fish. On Saturday he landed a beauty of 12 lbs. (Photo)On Sunday when most Kerry and French anglers were either watching football or soccer Patrick was landing his second Irish fish of the season, 7 lbs. Patrick has already had success last month with Atlantic salmon in the South of France on the Gave d‘Oloron he landed a salmon of 4.5kg. On Monday last Thomas Ward met fish and reported a lot of fish running the river. There is a distinct pattern to the year now. On Saturday Sunday and Mondays there is a much greater chance of seeing a fish or meeting a fish – no wonder the legal commercial nets are not fishing.
Judging by Patrick Richard’s example the prospects of a fish are good on all methods especially from Saturday to Monday when the nets are off.
Permits for Laune Anglers waters from now to 31st July cost only €25 excellent value compared to other fisheries and the chances of a fish.
The Beat is holding a few fish now and well worth a try especially if the level comes up a good bit.
The Brown trout fishing continues good. Please note that the €10 trout permit allows an angler to fish for brown trout ‘fly only’ If you want to spin or worm fish you need to purchase a €25 permit.
For Beat 3 Permit costs click on: Beat 3 Permit Prices 2016
Anglers please note: A ‘One Day’ salmon permit for Beat 3 only costs €25 for 2016
For further up to date information look up: www.launeanglersfishing.com
Billy Downes, Secretary
Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association
Day permits are the same as last year €25 to the end of July and €35 for the months of August and September. Be sure to display your permit on the dash of your car with the date and permit number visible and have the other part with you because you will be asked by members to identify yourself as a legitimate ‘One Day Member’ / Permit Holder.