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First salmon of 2021 at Costello & Fermoyle


Fishery manager Brian Curran was in touch to report the first fish of the season from the Costello & Fermoyle Fishery in Connemara.


Local angler, Geoffrey Fitzjohn, living just yards from the river, caught and released a 7lbs spring salmon from the Cabbage Pool on Beat 1. The fish took a size 8 Black Shrimp, in high water. Geoffrey sportingly released the fish after a good fight. This is the normal time on the Costello system to catch the first springer and we look forward to many more during the season.



Geoffrey Fitzjohn admires his catch, the first salmon of 2021 at Costello, before release.

“The fishery will be open to Co Galway anglers in accordance with Government Regulations from April 12th and we will all be glad of the opportunity to wet a line” says Brian.

We sure will!


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.

Bookings can be done through the web site, irelandwestangling.ie, or contact Brian at
Telephone: +353 (0)91 572196 or 087 2399988
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