Michael O’Shea reports from the Upper Caragh Fishery in Co. Kerry where some lovely spring salmon cave been caught…
11 March: Another good morning on the Upper Caragh River. Christian Gerold and his wife Rita with two nice fresh fish. 10.5 and 9lbs. Both fish were caught spinning on the flying c. Water crystal clear but dropping of this afternoon.
13 March: Well done to Michael Roden who landed and released a handy fish of around 7lbs today on the long range (pool 7).
16 March: Congratulations to Pat Mostyn from Cork who landed this nice 9lbs fish from Blackstones yesterday. Later in the evening at last light he landed another fine fish of an estimated 12lbs while spinning which he duly released.
17 March: Small video clip of Eddie Corrys fish from this afternoon. A fish of around 10lbs on the fly which he duly released. Congratulations.
18 March: Tadhg O’Shea had a lovely fresh fish of about 8lbs (fin clipped) from pool 10 today. Kevin Synnoty followed this with a cracking (fin clipped) fish taken spinning from the flag pool this evening. Water levels are dropping back but river is gin clear.
Upper Caragh Fishery
The Upper Caragh Fishery is a very well-developed fishery. It has fantastic access with stiles and footbridges along the full length of the fishery. It has well maintained banks and anglers’ huts are provided on many of the beats. The Upper River Caragh can be fished from both boat and bank. Fishing is also available on Cloon Lough and the fishery provides access for anglers with reduced mobility. Boats for hire and guide services are available at the fishery.