Eileen Carroll Murphy IFI reports from the River Lee for the week ended Sunday 24th April 2016:


5 salmon for the week on club waters, best 13lbs by a local angler on a fly


2 salmon landed for the week, one by a UK angler weighing almost 14lbs landed spinning and Paul Hanley, Cork, had the other weighing approx. 11lbs on a fly.  There were reports of another fish caught during the week.

Eileen Carroll Murphy,
IFI Macroom

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/