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Smashing grilse banishes GAA blues for young Galway angler

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Gary Nolan was in touch with a great story about his 12-year-old son Alex’s first ever salmon which was caught on the Galway Weir yesterday. They began in the morning and fished through to lunchtime to no avail. Then, they took a couple of hours off to watch the GAA, where Galway narrowly missed out to Kerry in the football final.

Then it was back to the banks of the weir, where Alex didn’t have too long to mourn the result, as he hooked into a fish on his first cast. A while later and the fish was landed, a nice grilse of 5.3lb. I’m sure it made up for the disappointment of the football and Alex is now hooked for life…