The first salmon of the 2023 season has been landed on the Erriff recently, getting the season up and running finally.

The lucky angler was Thomas Messner, who was fishing the Upper Garden Pool on Beat 9. Fishing a Delphi Collie, he hooked and landed a fish of 9lbs 7oz.

Thomas with the first Erriff salmon of 2023

The Erriff usually gets a few spring salmon in May, so keep an eye on the weather and if it looks like rain, why not throw a line here!

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.

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