The sun has remained high in the sky all over the South Eastern River Basin District and temperatures have steadily remained in the mid to high twenties.
Salmon fishing has been quieter this week due to the warm spell and low water levels, although water levels remain low at about 13.5C. There has been a run of a small number of grilse encountered around the Carrick area in recent days. Jean-Loup Trautner’s guests have been lucky of late with good catches ranging in size. For more info on fishing with Jean visit www.trautner-peche-irlande.com
Fish care in hot weather. We would kindly ask all Anglers to be mindful that water levels are quite low on most water courses at the moment and because of this fish can be more easily stressed. Using keep nets unnecessarily may cause fish fatalities.
Bio Security: As always, we would kindly like to remind all who use Ireland’s watercourses to please use appropriate biosecurity measures for themselves so to help prevent the spread of invasive species in and out of the water.
Water Safety: The Carrick staff would kindly like to remind all about the importance of using Life Jackets in and around water as they really do save lives. Adequate Flotation devices should always be worn and it especially sets a template regards water safety where younger Anglers are present.
“Take only memories, leave only footprints”. The Carrick staff would like to ask all who are using the water courses in the area to be mindful of littering and to please use bins provided or take home their rubbish.
Sun Safety: As Ireland is currently enjoying one of the warmest summers in decades we are advising Anglers and all who use the water courses in the SERBD to use adequate sun protection and cover up where possible. It is not advisable during these hot days to spend prolonged periods of time exposed to the sun, especially in or on water.