The Meelick area is still fishing well regards Roach and Bream, writes Emma Stanley. A Guides and Ghillies in the Birr area have noted that angler numbers have generally slackened over the past two weeks. Anglers fishing in that area have been quite happy with catches, particularly during the past week.

Bio Security: As always, we would kindly like to remind all who use Ireland’s watercourses to please use appropriate biosecurity measures for themselves so to help prevent the spread of invasive species in and out of the water.

Water Safety: It has been noted by Birr staff that there are a number of Anglers fishing from boats and on banks / stands where there is deep water who are not using adequate flotation devises.  We would kindly like to remind all about the importance of Life Jackets as they really do save lives. Adequate Flotation devices should be worn at all times and it especially sets a template regards water safety where younger Anglers are present.  It’s fantastic to see the range of ages fishing on the rivers and lake of the Lower Shannon River Basin District at the moment and there’s a promising new generation of Anglers starting to emerge.  However, the importance of water safety is something everyone needs to be aware of.

 “Take only memories, leave only footprints”.  As always, The Birr staff would like to ask all who are using the water courses in the area to be mindful of littering and to please use bins provided or take home their rubbish.