Fishery manager Brian Curran reports on recent fishing from the Costello and Fermoyle Fishery in Connemara.
The Costello and Fermoyle fishery has, like a number of other fisheries , seen a steady inflow of both salmon and sea trout since the start of June. With the rise in water levels about two weeks ago, the system has been steadily releasing the water from its largest lough, Glenicmurrin and allowing both salmon and sea trout to make their way up the system.
There have been a number of salmon caught by the following anglers:
June 9th Geoffrey Fitzjohn 1 salmon 6 lbs , June 21st 1 salmon 5lbs
June 10th and 14th: Niall Lynch 1 salmon 4lbs each
June 15th, Sean Bollustrim 2 salmon June 18th 1 salmon and was broken in a large fish on 22nd June.
June 20th Neil Spellacy 2 salmon and 5 sea trout all 3/4lbs +
We are hoping for rain to bring up levels but it is great to see the sea trout running in numbers as we had such a poor year last year, possibly because the smolts did not seem to leave the system due to the very warm conditions last spring and low water which did not flush them out.
Booking is through the web site, irelandwestangling.ie
Contact Brian Curran, Fishery Manager: Tel. 087 2509722