The Galway Fishery has produced 4 spring salmon over the last few days. On Friday Tipperary angler John Ryan fished the fly, despite high water levels at 6 gates, and met a fine springer of 11lbs that he duly landed. The same day Northern Ireland man Peter Montgomery had a 6.5lbs fish on spinner. On Saturday Frank Achinson from Tipperary caught a cracking 12.5lbs spring salmon while spinning, and on Sunday local rod John McCarthy took a 10lbs fish on shrimp.
Water levels have since dropped and are now sitting at 4 gates open, which enabled the underwater camera to be installed for the first time this year, and some really good fish have been seen in the pool covered by the camera in the last 2 days. There are also reports of a few fish being taken in Cong, some 20 miles or so upstream, so hopefully this is the start of the spring run and we will see further good reports from Galway.