Fishery manager Osgur Grieve says that water levels have improved on the Erriff, which has brought more fish into the river.
“We have had 6 salmon for the period 23rd – 28th June. Walter Clayton, USA fished with us over a 3 day period and on his last day a Sunray Shadow produced a well-earned 4.5lbs grilse which he returned. Friday 24th saw 3 fish being caught on the evening shift. First off the mark was Erriff angling club secretary Conor O’ Leary with a 3.25lbs grilse on a Cascade, then Paddy Donegan struck gold with a 9lbs salmon on a Willie Gunn, and Conor O’Leary was in again this time catching a 4.5lbs grilse on a Cascade which he returned. Both Paddy and Conor lost fish as well that evening.
Alexander Mills who stayed with us caught a 4.25lbs grilse on a claret coloured shrimp fly on the morning of the 26th. Peter Robinson fished with us on the 27th and caught a nice grilse estimated at 3lbs which he sportingly returned. 3 sea trout were recorded this week in the 0.75-1lbs bracket. The recent rain has encouraged some more fish into the system which were showing at the falls yesterday. Well done to all our anglers and we look forward to the week ahead.
To book fishing and/or accommodation contact Aasleagh Lodge at 095 42252 or check out the website at www.errifffishery.ie