Mark Dermott was in touch to tell us the the first fly caught salmon on Lough Melvin was caught just yesterday, 13th April, by Irish Ladies international Liz Dermott in Garrison Bay.

Angler poses in a boat with a salmon
Liz Dermott with the season’s first fly caught salmon from Melvin, released

It was the first drift of the first outing on Melvin this season for Liz. The fish is estimated around 10-12lb and was returned safely to fight another day .

Go fishing…

  • For info/boat hire/bookings etc on Lough Melvin see or Tel: 071 9841055.
  • For info/Guides/boat hire on Lough Melvin contact Sean Maguire’s Tackle Shop, Main Street, Garrison. Tel: 0044 7871443304
  • For bookings/guides etc on the Rossinver Fishery contact Bill McNeary, Tel: 071 9854930 or Jim Hoye, Tel: 0831197428
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