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July report from Costelloe & Fermoyle fishery

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Brian Curran, fishery manager at Costelloe & Fermoyle, reports on the month’s fishing:

The month of July has seen the runs of salmon and sea trout continue with only small amounts of rain. The flood in late June kept the system’s water level high and allowed fish to enter and run up the river and into the loughs for several weeks.
There have been 11 salmon caught and most were released. There was a small rise in levels from a short burst of rain on Saturday 23rd July, and that fresh water stirred both the salmon and sea trout into taking. On Monday 25th July, Head Ghillie Sean Bollustrum had a 7lb salmon while local Spiddal angler Thomas Naughton had his first salmon this year of 3 3/4lbs while John Holstead, from west Kerry (may have got lost on his way back from Croke Park), had 1 salmon and lost two more from Fermoyle Lough.

Costelloe and Fermoyle continues to be ranked as one of the leading seatrout fisheries in Ireland and in recent days has seen father and son Martin and Robert Byrne catch 8 seatrout from loughs in the upper part of the system  while John Holstead’s party also on Wednesday 27th July had 6 seatrout.

With higher tides this week and more rain expected early next week, angling conditions should be good over the coming period.

Bookings can be made through the web site, irelandwestangling.ie or by contacting Fishery Manager Brian Curran at 0872509722.