Two visiting anglers from Finland were among the first to catch salmon on the Owenmore River this year. Rami Törmälä and his fishing partner Panu Lampinen from Helsinki caught & released a spring salmon each last week while fishing the Bangor Angling Club water of the Owenmore River. The two Finnish flyanglers are repeat visitors to Bangor Erris and hope to return next season to continue their success.


Rami Törmälä with his fine double figure springer from the Owenmore


Rami’s mate Panu Lampinen also did well on the Owenmore!


Carrowmore Lake also produced a few fish recently. The lake has been fishable since Monday after the windy weather that prevailed for most of last week. Amongst the successful anglers were Larry McAlinden, Pat Foley and Mervyn Corway. Most successful flies included Green Peter, Claret Dabbler and Clan Chief Muddler. The outlook for the next few days is good with more settled weather and light to moderate winds.

Please note that Carrowmore Lake is a Brown Tag Fishery and that the Owenmore River is “Catch & Release”! For fishing contact Seamus Henry on +353 (0)97 83487 or visit