13th – 19th September
We have had 14 salmon landed during this time. Regular angler John Ryan fished beat 3 on the morning of Friday 13th and released a 4lbs. wild grilse from the Tawnyard potholes using a #10 Cascade. Visiting angler Nick Fenton fished beat 7 and released a nice 7lbs. wild grilse from Mickey’s run also on a #10 Cascade. Later that day Jean-Jacques Calvar fished beat 9 and released a small wild grilse of 2.5lbs. from the square pool using a Black Pennell.
Saturday 14th saw the return of Niall Wickham who on his last cast of the morning caught and released a fine 8lbs. wild salmon in the Coronation pool on beat 8 using a #12 Foxford shrimp. Regular angler Paddy Donegan was also into action that morning this time at white rock run on beat 7 where he released a 3lbs grilse using a #12 Posh tosh.
On Sunday 15th the river was rising steadily but stayed clear for most of the day and new angler to the river Ben Whitfield fished beat 7 in the afternoon and released a nice 7lbs. wild salmon from the Glennane stones using an orange Ally’s shrimp, his friend Richard Gray was also into action this time at the General’s reach on beat 8 where he released 4.5lbs. wild grilse using a 1 inch sunrise tube.
On Monday 16th the river was dropping again and anglers took full advantage of the good conditions. Kevin Clayton had a 4lbs. grilse from the Island rock on beat 8 using a #12 Cascade, Terrence brown had a 6lbs grilse from the middle garden pool on beat 9 on a Wilkinson’s shrimp, Luke Drea had a 3lbs. grilse from Kings pool on beat 4, local club secretary Conor O’Leary had a 3lbs. grilse from Deadman’s pool on beat 2 using a #8 Silver stoat’s tail and Terence Bergin had a 5lbs. grilse from White rock run on beat 7 using a #8 Cascade, all wild grilse were released.
Luke Drea returned on the morning of Tuesday 17th and had 2 grilse of 3lbs. and 5lbs.both from Deadman’s pool on beat 2 using a #14 Stoat’s tail and a 1 inch sunray shadow tube fly.
The rest of the week saw the water level dropping and angling pressure easing off with the current dry spell we are having.
With more rain forecast for the latter part of the coming weekend and next week angling should pick up again for the final week of the season.
Bookings can be made by ringing the fishery office number on +535 (0)95 42382 or [email protected] .