Fishery manager Osgur Grieve says that fishing has picked up over the last week with the first good run of sea trout showing up, and he’s happy to report these fish are in good condition and have provided anglers with good sport while fishing for the harder caught salmon. The heaviest of the sea trout were caught by Daragh Faherty and Simon Hughes and weighed 2.5lbs and 1.5lbs respectively, all sea trout were returned to the water unharmed.

Noel Doran 10.4lbs Erriff Salmon June 2016
Noel Doran with a fine 10.4lbs Erriff salmon, June 2016

Noel Doran fished with us on the 15th and had a great day catching 2 salmon, 1 of which he released. The first salmon weighed 10.4lbs and was caught on a fly of his own tying which he called a ”Graham’s fancy”, this fish put up a mighty fight which took 40 minutes to play, partially due to some of his fishing tackle failing him, but Noel did well and landed him in the end. His next fish was a nice grilse estimated at 5.5lbs which he returned, this was caught on a Fiery Brown Shrimp fly, again of his own tying.

Daragh Faherty also caught a nice grilse of 3.5lbs on the 16th using a Cascade. On the 20th  visiting angler Ed Petagrew (USA) caught a nice grilse weighing 3.15lbs on an Ally’s shrimp, Ed caught this fish on his 5th cast and later that day turned 4 more salmon which did not connect properly. The water is at 0.84m at the moment and anglers are reminded to check out the website for special offers for any angling club member that we are running at the moment.

 Go fishing…

To book fishing and/or accommodation contact Aasleagh Lodge at 095 42252 or check out the website at