The first salmon of 2022 was landed on the Erriff Fishery last Saturday. Seamus Nee was the lucky angler who took advantage of nice water. Fishing Poleen pool on Beat 4, Seamus used a McDermott’s Bugger (no, we haven’t heard of it either!) fly to tempt the wild fish of approx. 12lbs.
The fish was released, as all wild fish now are on the Erriff, and Seamus was more concerned with getting the fish back safely than getting a photo. Well done Seamus, and hopefully this is the start of some good spring fishing. With broken weather and plenty of showers about, water levels are very suitable for fishing at the moment.
The Erriff System is comprised of the Erriff River and the two small loughs of Tawnyard and Derrintin. The River Erriff is one of the premier salmon fishing rivers in Ireland. A spate river, it is characterised by lively streams and deep fish-holding pools. It has 8 miles of prime angling water, divided into 9 beats. Beats are un-crowded with only two rods on most and a maximum of 3 sometimes. Angling is rotated on a daily basis.
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