Fishery manager Terry Gallagher reports on fishing from 29th June to the 10th July.

Fishing success continues to hold up at Costello as fish are now being caught throughout the system. Father and son team, Denis and Tadhg Collins returned for their annual visit, fishing all the lakes during their 6 days at Costello. Both returned home to Cork very happy after recording 6 salmon, plus 2 lost as well as 41 sea trout. Interestingly, they had the best success on the upper lakes where they were landing very fresh sea trout which still had lice (not too many lice thankfully).

Sean Kelly fished the river on 2 separate occasions and met with success on both of them. Sean fished River Beat 4 one afternoon where he landed a fine grilse of 5lbs 4oz in the Rack Pool. On his second outing he caught a 3lbs grilse while fishing the Round Pool on River Beat 3.

Regular visitor Fergal Chambers was delighted with the 6lbs bar of silver he landed after an epic battle while fishing the Dinner Pool on River Beat 1. Neil Spellacy also returned to fish Beat 1 and like before he had 2 grilse, this time 2 fine fish of 5lbs. Geoffrey Fitzjohn also had 2 grilse of 5lbs, both taken on River Beat 2. Two was also the magic number for Seamus O Neill as he banked grilse of 5lbs and 3lbs 8oz during his evening fishing the productive Cottage & Dinner Pools on River Beat 1. Finally, of note was David Sandford’s day on Glenicmurrin Lough. David braved very tough conditions and landed 5 sea trout, 3 of which were 1lb 8oz.

At the time of writing another flood is working its way through the catchment so fishing should continue to be good for some time to come.

For bookings and further information please contact Terry Gallagher at 087 23 999 88 or at the new Costello and Fermoyle email address: [email protected]