4 salmon caught spinning on club waters, best 5lbs.


No catches reported.

Mr Kingfisher

Paul Hanley gives a season round up for the Lee at his blog… “It was a strange year once again with the salmon run being very sporadic , there were bursts of fish coming through then nothing for weeks. The water levels were maintained extremely low and it was hard fishing to say the least trying to find the balance of moving water and holding fish… ” For the full report see http://salmonfishingireland2012.blogspot.com/

Go fishing…

The River Lee drains a catchment of 484 square miles of which much is taken up by two large reservoirs. Salmon Angling is confined to an 8 mile stretch from Inniscarra dam to Cork city.

Lee Salmon Anglers Club

The Lee Salmon Anglers club was established in 1967. It was formed by a group of anglers interested in protecting and promoting the sport of salmon and trout angling on the river Lee. Day tickets available: http://www.leesalmonanglers.ie/

Inniscarra Fishery

This salmon fishery is located between Cork City and the dam at Inniscarra (9 miles). The fishery is run by the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) and an ESB permit is required. There is a fair run of fish with a very good grilse run dependent on water. Permits can be purchased on site from Dan O’Riordan, ESB Inniscarra; 087-9983879.