Eileen Carroll in the Macroom office reports that 5 salmon landed in club and open waters on the Lee. The best was a 13½lbs salmon landed at the Kingsley Weir by a local angler on a prawn.
RIVER LEE ESB FISHERY INNISCARRA
Last Wednesday a salmon weighing 16lbs was reported, landed by a local angler.
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.
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 from 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/