The following is the angling report for the Erriff for the period 20th – 27th June.
We have had great fishing here on the Erriff landing 32 salmon for the period. An experienced angling party visiting from Delphi Lodge accounted for 18 of these, ranging in weight from 1.4lbs – 8.8lbs and were caught on Willie Gunn, Delphi Collie and shrimp patterns, all wild fish were released.
Some of the other catches included father and son team Dieter and Tomas Weiss from Germany who fished on the 21st and 23rd and landed 3 grilse between them of 3lbs, 3.4lbs and 3.5lbs from the Upper Garden and Falls Pool on Beat 9 and the Horseshoe Pool on Beat 3. Kylemore House fishery manager Jasper Matthews had 2 grilse on the evening of the 24th which he released on Beat 4 from Kings Pool and Toads Pool estimated at 3.75lbs and 7lbs on a Cascade variant.
Regular angler Neil Spellacy had a great day fishing beats 6 and 5 on the 25th, landing 4 grilse of 2.5lbs, 4.2lbs, 4.2lbs and 8lbs – Neil was using his trusty Black Shrimp fly! That evening John Phelan landed a fine ranched salmon of 7.75lbs on a Cascade in the Gauge Pool which gave him a great fight. Seamus O’Neill returned on Wednesday 26th and released 2 wild grilse of 3lbs and 4lbs from the Willow Pool and Altamont’s Dam on Beat 6 using a black and yellow shrimp. Prospects for fishing are good at the moment with fresh grilse entering the system on each tide, so get in touch to book a day on the river!
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 [email protected]