Water levels have dropped further in Galway, with 2 sluice gates now open on the weir. Spring salmon are starting to show in better numbers now, with some nice fish caught this week. Long-time visitor Sean McManmon from Kildare had nice fish for his visit, a 9lbs springer and a cracking 12lbs fish. Galway man John McCarthy also had a 9lbs fish on spinner, while local man Eoin Trill landed a 6lbs fish yesterday on shrimp. Cold gusty conditions today are making things difficult, but an improvement in conditions forecast for next week should get things moving better, and with fish running the river the prospects for sprig fishing over the coming weeks is good.