Young Louth angler Julia O’Callaghan hit the jackpot on the river Laune this week when salmon fishing with her father. Julia, who is 15 years old, is an avid angler and hopes to study marine biology when she finishes school. She was fishing away with her spinning rod when a salmon suddenly engulfed her lure, and after a great battle, the salmon finally slipped over the net. It was tagged and then weighed, tipping the scales at 10lbs. A great fish for any angler. Well done Julia!
In other news from the area there were 6 salmon reported from Beat 2 of the River Laune all under 5lbs. All tagged, caught by spinning and fly fishing.
Water levels are dropping, good fishing conditions. Many anglers out fly fishing and trolling on the Killarney Lakes.