The Erriff is a spate river, and has lived up to it’s name this week, with rainfall bringing lovely spate conditions and good fishing. Below are a selection of the catches this week.

Ian Ferris had a red-letter evening on the 2nd, landing 3 fish from 4-9.5lbs from the Falls Pool on Beat 9 using a Cascade fly. All 3 fish were wild and released again.

Ken Mills had a 5lbs wild grilse from Glenanane Stones on Beat 7 on the 6th, using a size 12 Caascade. Neil Seales landed a 3.5lbs wild grilse from Joyces Sand Hill pool on Beat 5. The fish took a Conehead Cascade.

On the 7th Conor O’Leary landed a 3.5lbs wild grilse from Kings Pool on Beat 4, using a Green Butt Cascade. Tony O’Regan landed a 3.5lbs wild fish from Beat 7 on a gold Willie Gunn, and also had a sea trout on Beat 5. All fish above were wild and released again by the anglers.

After more heavy rain overnight, the river is at 1.9m today, a big flood, and with showers forecast should maintain a good level for the next few days, with fishing expected to be correspondingly good.

 

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