A quest for salmon – one man’s journey

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Last week we watched a review of Marcin Kantor’s pike season and this week we switch gears and follow along with Marcin as he tries to catch his first ever salmon…


Marcin’s notes: Salmon fishing in Irealnd was something I wanted to do for a long time, but didn’t know how to crack the art of fishing for salmon with lures, fly or bait. While salmon fishing can be excellent, if you one haven’t done that type of angling, it can be a daunting exercise to get your head around it. So I eventually decided to ask Glenda Powell of Cork Blackwater for help in catching my very first salmon (Thanks Glenda!!). The quest was longer than I initially expected it to be. It involved fishing the Blackwater, Moy and River Feale. I eventually managed to succeed and along the way I learned to cast a fly for salmon and ended up not only catching 2 salmon, but getting both on the fly! I was fly fishing with a double handed spey rod and learned the spey casting basics. The cast I was using in the video is called double spey cast.

In this video, I show you the quest, the success and give you tips I learned along the way.

Youtube Channel: Marcin Kantor