Fishery manager Brian Curran reports that since the change in the weather, there has been high water levels throughout the Costello system. The river from Glenicmurrin  has been running at a good level and gave up a 5lbs grilse on Sunday 19th August to Michael Hayes, Dublin.

For the past number of weeks there have been growing numbers of plump sea trout , mostly finnock,in the 1/2 lb range and smaller numbers of larger sea trout. This may be the result of the finnock continuing to run during the hot weather and low water levels but both the salmon and larger sea trout returning to sea to await the current conditions of cooler water and floods to allow them run the system.

A former Spiddal local and now resident in London, David McDonogh spent a number of days fishing the various loughs and the river and had a total of 28 sea trout and turned 2 salmon during his stay with us. Also Niall Greene’s party, Dublin, had an enjoyable few days with Denis Egan and that Cork sea trout expert angler, Dan Donovan doing the business on Glenicmurrin on Monday 20th August having 20 finnock to the boat and rising as many more. On Tuesday 21st August, Liam Glynn and friends had 12 sea trout also on Glenicmurrin and were more than satisfied with the sport they enjoyed.


Expectations are high that with the mixed weather conditions forecast over the coming days, the grilse will make an appearance with the usual large salmon that can run in late August.


Go fishing…

Costello & Fermoyle Fishery

Costello & Fermoyle is a jewel in Connemara’s crown, with a short, productive river draining a chain of lakes, all providing quality salmon and sea trout fishing. Salmon run the system from April, with the grilse run peaking in June, while sea trout start in May, with the most prolific runs in June and July. Fishing can be excellent right through September.

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