Lindsey Clarke reports from Owenea Fishery – Monday 29nd August  to Sunday 11th Sept 2016. (2 weeks)

Week 1: Water levels were low for the most part this week. There was a small fresh on Saturday but this only registered 0.18m on the gauge. The gauge average for the week only read 0.14 metres. The fishery was quiet with only 14 visiting rods in attendance, 12 of these over the weekend. Despite the poor conditions, our visiting French Anglers recorded 3 fresh grilse caught at the weekend, all on worm. On Saturday, John Chisholm recorded a 4lb grilse caught from beat 8 and Olivier Martell accounted for a 4lb grilse caught on beat 9. On Sunday, Olivier reported a further grilse of 3lb caught on beat 9 once again.

The forecast for the coming week is for a fair amount of rain and hopefully this will equate to some decent water levels.

Week 2: The Owenea had good water levels on Monday (0.26m), Tuesday (0.30m), Wednesday (0.26m) and Saturday (0.28m). The gauge average for the week was good reading 0.25 metres. The fishery was not particularly busy and only 17 visiting rods fished over the week. There were some 10 salmon caught for the week. On Saturday, Neil Gallagher recorded a 5lb grilse caught on a spinner from beat 5. On Sunday, Neil reported a further grilse of 5½lb caught on a spinner from beat 4 and John Ward accounted for a 6½lb grilse caught on a spinner from beat 5.

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