Osgur Grieve sent in the report for the period 07/06/19 – 12/06/19.

We have had 8 salmon during this time.

On Friday 7th visiting anglers Bob Thomas and Michael Child fished beats 9 and 8 for the day. Bob was first into action releasing a 3lbs wild grilse from the Gauge Pool using a Cascade. That afternoon Michael was fishing his way down the Holly Pool on Beat 8 when he hooked into a good wild salmon of 7lbs which he released, he was using an Ally’s shrimp variant.

Saturday 8th saw the return of the former fishery manager’s son Trevor Stafford who had a great day landing 3 salmon of 7.2lbs, 5lbs, and 2.75lbs two of which were wild and released. These fish came from the Bridge Pool, Middle Garden and Sea Pool on a Black and Green fly of his own tying and a Cascade. On Sunday 9th Jim Stafford fished with us and landed a fine ranched salmon of just over 12lbs, this fish was caught on a Cascade in the Middle Garden Pool. Later that evening regular angler Neil Spellacy fished and had a small ranched grilse of 2.5lbs from the Middle Garden Pool on a Black Shrimp. Monday 10th was quieter on the catch front despite the best efforts of good anglers. John Ryan fished with us on Wednesday the 12th and landed a 3.25lbs grilse from the Falls Pool on a small Collie Dog tube.

At the time of writing the river is at 0.72m, we could do with a dash of rain to bring it up although this recent lack of rain hasn’t deterred fresh fish from still entering the system. We will be expecting the grilse to appear in better numbers over the coming weeks and we still have some spring fish entering the system.

 

Go Fishing

The Erriff is a spate river draining beautiful mountain scenery and entering the sea at Killary Harbour, near Leenane. The river is split into 9 beats, and is flyfishing only for the most part. The river provides quality fishing for salmon and sea trout in spectacular surroundings. There is also lake fishing available on Tawnyard Lough, on one of the tributaries, providing sea trout fishing from July to September.

If you wish to book fishing please call the fishery office on (095) 42382 or email us at erriff.fishery@fisheriesireland.ie