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Plenty of water and some very good fishing at Costello and Fermoyle


Fishery manager Brian Curran reports on last week’s fishing at Costello & Fermoyle…

A very good week on the river beats with high water levels encouraged salmon and sea trout to run the system. Monday last saw Brendan Hamrock, visiting Costello for the first time, land a 5 lb and a 2lb fresh grilse. On Tuesday, local grille, Sean Bollustrim returned a 4 lb fish. Two fish taken on Wednesday, a 5 1/2lb and 4lb lb.

With water still rising but at very fishable levels, Brian Curran, fishery manager, had two 4 lb grilse higher up the system and this was followed on Saturday with Sean Kelly and Geoffrey Fitzjohn, each having a grilse, one of 7 lbs and the other of 5 1/2 lbs, caught on Black Shrimp size 14. They saw a number of salmon running past in the higher water. Some sea trout are beginning to be caught with a 4lb fish being returned by local angler Padraig Mc Donagh.

Go fishing…

Costello & Fermoyle Fishery

Costello & Fermoyle is a jewel in Connemara’s crown, with a short, productive river draining a chain of lakes, all providing quality salmon and sea trout fishing. Salmon run the system from April, with the grilse run peaking in June, while sea trout start in May, with the most prolific runs in June and July. Fishing can be excellent right through September.

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