The last week has felt cold, but Met Eireann says it’s normal for the time of year. I suppose with the weather finally behaving I expected Spring to notch itself up a few gears. Still, there’s signs of it everywhere and all of nature is getting into the swing of normal seasonal activities. The same can’t be said for anglers who despite the lovely conditions have been restricted to base for the most part…

We have a couple of more spring salmon to report on this week, one is a huge fish of over 20lb from the Drowes. This fish was caught last week and reports are that were another couple of similar fish in the pool with it. A claim is going into the Specimen Fish Committee. On Lough Currane a salmon of about 8lb was caught, the first to be taken with the new Brown Tag regime there. Another larger salmon was lost on the same day but otherwise the lake has been quiet. Water levels on the River Moy dropped slightly during the week and no fish were reported caught for the week, again very few out fishing.

On Lough Conn there were a few boats out over the week and each got a bit of fishing. The Fiery Brown accounted for a few trout, one of the best being about 2.5lb.

Once again we go to Donegal for our sea angling fix. This time those Killybegs Mariners lucky to be within 5kms of the beach were getting some super turbot and lovely sea trout.

Apart from that, there’s not much else to report.

And now the weather…

This cold but settled weather will continue into Saturday. Sunday will be generally dry with a mix of sunny spells and patchy cloud. Highest temperatures of 7° to 10° in light southerly winds, moderate to fresh at times along western coasts. It looks like becoming increasingly unsettled early next week, starting with patchy rain in western and north western counties on Monday, spreading into the south east on Tuesday. Give up cutting the grass and get yourself fishing if there’s anything inside your 5km!

Safe fishing to all and tight lines, especially here in Ireland.

Myles Kelly
Catch, Photo, Release

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