Donavin Brinkow was in touch with the latest update for the month of July, which produced some good fishing on the Erriff.

1 July. Sergio Brenton Diez kickstarted July when he landed a 2.5lbs salmon on Beat 9 using a Cascade.

2 July. James O’Neill landed a 5 lbs salmon in the Pot Holes on Beat 3, Sergio Brenton Diez landed a 4lbs salmon in the Sea Pool on a green butt Cascade and a 6lbs salmon in the Garden Pool on the same fly on Beat 9. Noel Clancy landed  a 4lbs salmon in the Garden Pool on Beat 9 and Conor O’Leary landed a 3.25lbs salmon in the Sea Pool and a 2.5lbs salmon in the Falls Pool.

3 July. Eric Heneghan  landed 3lbs and 5 lbs salmon in the Garden Pool on Beat 9.

4 July. Kevin Mitchell landed 3 salmon to 4lbs on Beat 9 using a McCormick Shrimp. Paddy Gargan landed a 7lbs salmon on Beat 9 using a Sunray. Martin Witort landed a 5lbs salmon on Beat 6 using a Stoats Tail and Valerie Morris landed a 6lbs salmon in the Sea Pool.

One of Kevin Mitchell’s fish

5 July. Gerard.Garnier landed a 3.5lbs salmon in the Sea Pool using a froggy Cascade.

6 July. Roy Sanderson landed a 6lbs salmon on Beat 3 using a Cascade.

8 July. Eugene McCarthy landed a 3lbs salmon on Beat 9 using a Collie Dog.

9 July. John Foley landed a 14 lbs salmon in the Broken Bridge Pool on Beat 5. Alastair Purdy landed a 4lbs salmon on Beat 9.

11 July. Gerry Merrick landed a 4lbs salmon on Beat 9 using a Collie Dog.

12 July. Gareth Byrne landed a 3.5lbs salmon on Beat 9 – Falls Pool using a Collie Dog. Rosemary O’Connell landed a 3.5lbs salmon on Beat 9 using a Cascade.

14 July. Jake Delany landed a 4.5lbs and a 7.5lbs salmon on Beat 9 using a Sunray Shadow.

15 July. Niall Lynch landed a 3.5lbs and a 3lbs salmon on Beat 9 using a Black Pennell. Alastair Purdy landed a 2lbs salmon on Beat 9 using a Sunray Shadow. Tom McManus landed a 6lbs salmon in the Falls Pool using a lemon and grey on Beat 9.

19 July. Paddy Donegan landed  a 4lbs salmon in the Falls Pool on Beat 9 using a green butt Cascade. Donal  Chambers landed a 4lbs salmon on Beat 9.

20 July. Paddy Donegan landed another 4lbs salmon in the Garden Pool and a 3lbs salmon in the Bridge Pool using a Posh Tosh. John Phelan landed a 4lbs salmon on Beat 9. Albert Caffrey landed salmon of 2.5lbs and 6.25lbs in the Falls Pool on a Collie Dog.

21 July. John Pelan landed 2 sea trout around  1lb and two 4lbs salmon  on Beat 9. Donal Chambers landed a 3.5lbs salmon in the Falls Pool using a Cascade. Paddy Donegan  landed  5 sea trout around 0.75lbs and a 3.5lbs salmon in the Sea Pool using a small Sunray tube.

24 July. Niall Lynch had a bumper day – he landed a 2lbs sea trout and a 9lbs and two 3.5lbs salmon in the Falls Pool using a Sunray, then on Beat 6 he landed two 0.5lbs sea trout and one salmon for 8lbs in Doyles Pool, and another 4.5lbs salmon in the Colonels Run. Matthew Brinklow aged 11 years old landed his first ever salmon on Beat 9 weighing 11lbs caught on a green butt Cascade and followed by a 5 lbs salmon. Conor O’Leary landed a 4lbs salmon in the Middle Garden Pool on a Cascade.

Young Matthew Brinklow with his first salmon – a fine fish of 11lbs.

25 July

Paddy Gargan landed 3 salmon to 4lbs on Beat 9 using a Sunray, and Kevin Mitchell landed 5 salmon on Beat 9 the biggest weighing 4.5 lbs, also on a Sunray. E.Warner landed a 5lbs salmon in Glenanane Stones Pool on Beat 7. James O’Neill landed a 5lbs salmon in the Garden Pool on Beat 9 using a Sunray. Mark Helmore landed a 7lbs and a 4lbs salmon on Beat 5 using a Stoats Tail and landed 2 sea trout on Beat 6.

26 July. Valerie Morris Kavanagh landed her first Erriff salmon on Beat 9 weighing 4lbs using an Erriff fire dog.

Well done Valerie! A first Erriff salmon – a nice ranched fish off Beat 9

28 July. Gerry Merick landed  a 9lbs salmon in the Falls Pool and John Phelan landed an 8lbs salmon in the same pool.

29 July. John Phelan landed a 10lbs salmon in the Falls Pool, where Colm Murphy also landed a 5lbs salmon using a Sunray.

30 July. Alastair Purdy landed a 9.5lbs salmon in the Falls Pool on Beat 9 using a Green Highlander. Niall Lynch landed a 7lbs and a 4.5lbs salmon on Beat 9 and a 6.5lbs salmon on Beat 6 using a Sunray.

Niall Lynch with one of his fish. Keep ’em wet and watch ’em go back!

31 July. Steven Jones landed a 5lbs salmon on Beat 9 and Peter Coyne landed a 6lbs salmon in the Falls Pool on a Collie Dog.

 

Go Fishing

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.

Telephone: (095) 42382

Email: erriff.fishery@fisheriesireland.ie