Fishing on the Newport River on Tuesday last week, John Belmore had a salmon of 7lb. The prediction at the time was that conditions would be better for the lake from the following day.

Spring salmon
The first fish of the year on Beltra was taken by Frank Dooley

It took a few days for the Lough Beltra to respond and Frank Dooley landed the first Salmon of 2018 on Sunday. His fresh 9lb fish couldn’t have come at a better time as it won him first prize in the Glenisland Anglers Co-operative competition.

Johnathan Murray releasing a spring salmon on Beltra on Sunday #CPRsavesfish

Johnathan Murray also had a salmon on Sunday. Johnathon met his fish at the Dock. The fish was released.

Richard McDowell had this fish from last year – it would have been a huge salmon in its prime #CPRsavesfish

A 16lb “rawner” was caught and released by Richard McDowell on Sunday evening. It would have been a super fish when fresh – well over 20lb.

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.