Emma Stanley reports from Carrick on Suir…

Sunshine has dominated the South Eastern River Basin District for much of the month of June to date with minor thundery outbursts in places.  Temperatures have ranged from 22 – 27 degrees Celsius, with cloudless skies over much of the West Waterford District and surrounding areas during daylight hours.  The rise in temperatures have also seen a significant rise in the footfall along many river banks in the area.

A local guide originally from France recently caught and released 8 Salmon (all freshly run) ranging in weights between 11lbs and 18lbs in the Poulatrass, Gurteen and Newcastle areas between the 2nd and the 9th of June.

Jean Jacques Chaumet from France with a Salmon caught on the river Suir (Jean Jacques Chaumet, 2018)
Jean Jacques Chaumet from France with a Salmon caught on the river Suir. Our catch of the week winner. (Jean Jacques Chaumet, 2018)

The guide reported that 3 of his clients hooked 16 Salmon between them while himself hooked 3 during the first week of June.  Also, approximately 8 salmon unhooked themselves.

Another angler from the Carrick on Suir area landed a mullet on a Salmon fly in the Glenview Angling waters and he reported 6 salmon caught during the first week of June all ranging in sizes from 11lbs to 20lbs weight.

Carrick on Suir & District Anglers report 5 Salmon caught since the beginning of June ranging in sizes.

Bio Security: As always, we would kindly like to remind all who use Irelands 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: The Carrick staff would kindly like to remind all about the importance of using Life Jackets in and around water as they really do save lives. Adequate Flotation devices should always be worn and it especially sets a template regards water safety where younger Anglers are present.

 “Take only memories, leave only footprints”. The Carrick 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.