Eileen Carroll from the Macroom office reports that for the for the week ending Sunday 19th of June, 30 salmon were caught on the lower river. The best salmon was 11lbs fish caught on prawn by a local angler at the Kingsley weir on low water.


11 salmon landed for the week, 2 of which were better fish weighing 9.5lbs and 11.25lbs and the remainder, 9 peel ranging in weight from 3lbs to 3.5lbs (all peel were hatchery fish). All landed by local anglers mostly on fly and some on shrimp.

Go fishing…

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.

Inniscarra Fishery

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/