Fishery manager Brian Curran reports on some long-awaited water, and sport, at Costello and Fermoyle.
After the long hot spell and low water levels from mid July, it was a relief for the water to arrive though it was slow in filling the very depleted system. With the water came the fish on the take and while there was many coloured salmon hooked and returned,we also has many fresh sea trout both in the river and making their way through the loughs.
Last week saw 12 salmon caught by the following anglers: Seamus Nee 3 salmon and 6 sea trout,Geoffrey Fitzjohn 2,Brian Curran 2,John Connolly 2,Barry Curran home on holidays from Canada had 2 salmon and a number of sea trout.
It is great to see sea trout back in numbers after a disastrous year last year caused we believe by the hot and very dry spring while this year there was a welcome flood in late May into early June which flushed the smolts out of the system.
On the 9th August, Peter Westwater had 5, Sean Bollustrum had 7 for an evening on the 10th while local anglers Micheal Dillon and Enda Bonner had 13 sea trout on Glenicmurrin the best over 3lbs.
With the higher water levels the run of sea trout is expected to continue and good sport should be had on the various loughs on the syste
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.