A late report, as I missed the communique from fishery manager Nigel Rush while I was away at the London Fly Fishing Show. Sorry Nigel!

Nigel reports that the 24th was a nice mild day with good water, and two salmon were taken at Tullywee Bridge Pool on the Upper Dawros.

Ronnie Counihan with his 7.25lbs Kylemore Salmon
Ronnie Counihan with his 7.25lbs Kylemore Salmon


The first fish was landed by Ronnie Counihan, a lovely springer of 7.25lbs, while regular visitor Seamus O’Neil landed the second, a sparkling fresh fish of 7.5lbs


Seamus O'Neil releases his 7.5lbs Kylemore springer
Seamus O’Neil releases his 7.5lbs Kylemore springer

Since then low water and cold temperatures have been a feature, but with a rise in water levels today Nigel is optimistic for the next few days.


Nigel Rush
Kylemore Abbey Fishery

Go fishing…

To book fishing at Kylemore Abbey, contact Nigel  on 087 9580702, and for latest news check the website at www.kylemorefishery.ie

Hidden away between the mountains of Connemara and the Atlantic ocean, the Kylemore Abbey fishery is a wild and beautiful place. Kylemore Abbey Fishery consists of the Kylemore Middle and Castle lakes, as well as part of the Upper Lough, with the five and a half kilometres of the Dawros river which enters the sea in Ballynakill bay.  Salmon and sea-trout run for a good proportion of the year to provide first class fishing on uncrowded waters.

The open panoramas of the lakes contrast with the intimacy of the river to give a variety of fishing combined with stunning scenery unrivalled anywhere in Ireland. Although offering an excellent chance of a fish for most of the season, you will find the real meaning of “a fish is a bonus” at Kylemore.

For info on rates and beat maps see: www.kylemorefishery.ie/rates