Reports coming in from the Slaney are that the river has being enjoying a good spring salmon season so far with some lovely double figure fish caught and released. Luke Drea got on the list of lucky anglers when he caught this cracking Slaney springer on Wednesday last week. This fine fish was estimated to weigh 14lbs.

Luke had been watching the water levels, and had seen a little rise on the river from the previous evening’s rain so headed down to the water before work Wednesday morning.

The salmon took the black hair wing fly in the picture, with UV scraggle in the body tied on a 1/4 inch brass tube (tied by Luke’s friend Colin White).

Not a bad way to start to the day!