There were a few more salmon reported from Lough Beltra in the last week. Weather has been very mixed, like the rest of the country.

Peter Jackson had a 14lb fish on April 12th at Tommys Wall.  The salmon took a shrimp fly. Godfrey Holden caught and released an 11lbs salmon at Clarke’s Point on a Beltra Peter.

The weekend was quiet (in angling terms, not the weather) and only one fish was reported. On Sunday Simon Kaye had his first Beltra fish off a breezy Clarke’s point on a Beltra Peter, a nice 9lb salmon.

Yesterday, 17 April, saw 3 fish caught on the lake. Pat McHale had 2 salmon. First was a 10.5 lbs fish on a Hairy Mary at the Quarry and the second was about 8lbs and it took a Silver Badger at Morrison’s. Rocky Moran had an 8lb fish also.

Go fishing…

The Glenisland Anglers Co-operative was set up to provide anglers access to salmon and sea-trout fishing on the East side of lough Beltra. Membership of the Glenisland Anglers Co-operative is currently open and the club is actively enrolling new members. Day tickets are also available. For more information see

If you are interested in fishing Beltra West or the Newport river please contact Newport house.