The following is the angling report for the Erriff for the period 14th – 19th August.

This past week has seen a change in the mood of the salmon, some days they have been showing a lot and other days they have been quiet. The recent floods have helped to stir them up resulting in better fishing after the water had cleared. Bright flies have been the order of the day and the colour blue seeming to make a difference at times.

We have had 12 salmon landed for this period. On the evening of Wednesday 14th regular angler John Phelan had a ranched grilse of 6lbs from the Falls Pool using a Cascade. The next morning John was into action again releasing a wild grilse of 4lbs from the Falls using a Cascade. Denis Healy fished Beat 4 on the morning of Saturday 17th and released a wild grilse of 3lbs using a fly he called a ‘Blue Throat’ from Poleen, later that evening returning visitor Jeremie Abgrall released a nice 6lbs wild grilse from the Falls Pool using a Cascade. Sunday 18th saw the return of Peter Murphy who released 2 salmon of 4lbs and 7lbs from the Falls and Middle Garden Pool using a Stoat’s Tail. Jeremie Abgrall was also into action that day releasing a 5lbs wild grilse from the Coronation Pool on Beat 8 using a Cascade.

Local club member Redmond Cabott released a fine 9.5lbs wild salmon from Beat 6 using a Cascade and Stephen Jones fished the evening and landed 2 grilse of 4lbs and 3lbs from Kings Pool on Beat 4 using a 1/2” Willie Gunn tube. Monday 19th visiting angler William Sleeman fished Beat 6 in the afternoon and released 2 wild grilse of 2lbs and 3 lbs from Altamot’s dam and the High Bank using a Kinermony Killer.

Heavy showers this morning has the river rising again up to 1.2m at time of writing.


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.

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