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Great year for Mount Falcon!

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A nice Mt. Falcon grilse going back

Fishery Manager Stewart Price reports from Mt. Falcon…

The 2020 season was, as for everyone, a very difficult and strange year with nearly all our overseas regular visitors having to cancel their trips. As a consequence, our numbers of fisherman were way down on previous seasons resulting in us offering day rods for the first time in 15 years.

The 2020 salmon season for Mount Falcon got really underway from the middle of June when we finally got some water after an incredibly dry spring that saw most of the fish only running at night and going through the lower and middle river not stopping until they were above Foxford. Thankfully with the extra water from the middle of June fish started running during the day and stopping in our water. The June total was 44 fish…mind you…we weren’t totally open due to COVID until July.

Into a fish on the famous Wall Pool

July saw even more regular water and the run of grilse was in full swing with more fish running than we had seen for over 10 years. The July fishing was truly spectacular with 291 fish landed from our water. Everyone was catching fish with some great fly fishing enjoyed.

During August, the river was full of fish but as usual, the fresh fish were starting to slow down in numbers and as is also usual they got very hard to catch through the middle of the month but we still landed a very respectable 117 fish for the month.

In September, we were dealing with a decent stock of fish in all the pools. However, on some of the days, they wouldn’t cooperate at all while on other days good sport was enjoyed by our anglers. With a total of 120 fish for the month, September figures were still above average! After all, we finished on a total of 572 fish the best for 10 years!!!

For bookings for next season contact Stuart Price on +353 (0)87 2831776 or fisheries@mountfalcon.com