Emma Stanley of Inland Fisheries Ireland gives us the Angling Report for the Lower Shannon River Basin District from the 25th to the 31st of July 2017.
Weather: Temperatures varied during the week from 15 degrees Celsius to 21 degrees Celsius. There was some rain in the region with sporadic cloud bursts occurring over much of the Lower Shannon region this week. Monday to Thursday were breezy, fresh days with showers occurring. Friday and the weekend days were also breezy with bright sunny spells.
Coarse fishing has been quite busy this week with all the usual spots receiving positive reports. Moystown, Mickie’s Pond and Bullock Island are all fishing very well. The canal stretch close to Shannon Harbour is also holding its own recently with tench being in plentiful supply. One group fishing in these areas reported 350 fish being caught in the Bullock Island area over a three day period. It is apparent that the Lower Shannon area is getting more angling visitors over previous days and feedback has been positive.
Pike Fishing is proving less popular than coarse fishing this week but there have been reports of a French Angling group catching a 28lb Pike in the Banagher area. Local angling guide, Pierre Monjarret, also regularly has successful fishing in the Lough Derg area as seen below with one of his catches recently.
Trout fishing has taken off somewhat in the Birr area over the past number of days with rain fall facilitating fish movement throughout The Camcor and The Little Brosna and there are good numbers of trout currently in the system.
Biosecurity: We would kindly like to remind all that use the water courses in the Lower Shannon River Basin District and beyond to use appropriate biosecurity measures for themselves so to protect our waterways from the spread of Invasive Species.