Donavin Brinklow reports from the Erriff Fishery on angling during August, which saw plenty of water, and fish landed almost every day during the month.

 

A summer flood at Aasleagh Falls, River Erriff, Co.Mayo

There were 60 salmon and 10 sea trout caught.

2 August  S.McManus landed a 10lbs and a 6lbs salmon off the on Beat 9 using a Sunray and P.Errity landed 2.75 lbs sea trout on Beat 9. McDonagh landed a 10 lbs salmon in Joyces Sand Hill using a Foxford shrimp on Beat 5 and a 1.5 lbs sea trout on Beat 6 in Colonels Run.

3 August  S.McManus landed a 6lbs salmon on Beat 9.

4 August  P.Coyne landed a 3lbs and a 5lbs salmon in the Middle Garden Pool on Beat 9 using a Cascade and B.Miller landed a 3.5lbs salmon in the Garden Pool on Beat 9.

5 August  B.Miller landed a 5lbs salmon on a cone head Willie Gunn in the Bridge Pool on Beat 5. J.Delany landed a 4.5lbs and a3lbs salmon in the Lower Garden Pool on a Posh Tosh and a 6.5lbs salmon in the Middle Garden Pool on a Willie Gunn tube, he  also landed a 9lbs salmon in the Upper Garden Pool and a 2lbs sea trout on a Willie Gunn tube.

7 August  N.Lynch landed 3lbs salmon in the Middle Garden Pool on a Sunray, P.Gargan landed a 4lbs and a 6lbs salmon on Beat 9and K.Mitchell landed 3lbs and a 4lbs salmon on Beat 9. I.Ferris landed a 10lbs and a 12lbs salmon on Beat 6 and P.Murphy landed 4 salmon on Beat 9.

8 August  P.Murphy landed a 5lbs salmon on Beat 9 using a Posh Tosh. J.Phelan landed 10lbs salmon off the Falls on a Sunray and a 2.5lbs salmon in the Upper Garden and a 6lbs salmon in the Lower Garden Pool on Beat 9.

9 August  P.Coyne landed a 6lbs and a 5lbs salmon off the Falls on Beat 9 using a Green Highlander.

10 August  C.Lynam landed a 1.5 lbs sea trout off the Falls on Beat 9 using a Cascade.

11 August  P.O’Brain and J.O’Brien both landed a salmon around 6lbs on Beat 6 using a Curry’s red shrimp.

 

13 Augus  D.Flynn landed 5lbs, 8lbs and a 4.5lbs salmon on Beat 4 using a ghillie pattern and two 1lbs sea trout. J.O’Neill landed a 5.5lbs salmon off the Falls using a Cascade. I.Ferris landed a 4lbs salmon on Beat 3 in the School House on a Cascade and J.Joyce landed a 4lbs salmon in the School House Pool on Beat 3 using a Cascade.

15 August  I.Ferris landed a 4.5lb salmon off the black banks on Beat 6 using a Willie Gunn.

19 August  J.O’Neill landed a 4lbs salmon on Beat 8 in the Coronation Pool using a Willie Gunn.

20 August  C.Graham landed 2 sea trout around the 1lbs mark on a Willie Gunn off the Falls on Beat 9.

21 August  J.Mannion landed 8lbs salmon off the Falls using a Cascade and a 3lbs salmon in the Middle Square using a Cascade on Beat 9 and C.O’Leary landed a 4lbs salmon on Beat 8 in the Coronation Pool using a collie dog.

22 August  H.Cosgrove landed a 4.5lbs salmon in the Middle Garden Pool on a Cascade and E.Cosgrove landed a 6lbs salmon in the Middle Garden Pool and a 4lbs salmon in the Lower Garden Pool on Beat 9 using a Cascade. C.Thornton landed a 4lbs salmon on Beat 5 in Jenkins Pool using a Cascade.

23 August  B.White landed a 3lbs salmon on Beat 5 using a Cascade. M.Helmore landed two 3lbs salmon and a 10lbs salmon on Beat 4 using a black shrimp pattern.

24 August  N.Lynch landed a 6lbs, 7lbs and a 9lbs salmon on Beat 9 in the Middle Garden Pool. D.Convery landed a 5lbs salmon on Beat 9 Falls Pool using a Sunray.

26 August  J.Coyne landed a 6lbs salmon and S.O’Neill landed a 6lbs salmon on Beat 9 using a Collie Dog.

28 August  A.Dunlop landed a 1lbs sea trout on Beat 9.

29 August  A.Dunlop landed another 1lbs sea trout on Beat 9 using a Connemara Black.

30 August  L.McDermit landed a 5lbs salmon in the Middle Garden Pool on Beat 9 using a Sunray.

31 August  T.Coulter landed a 5lbs salmon in the Falls Pool on Beat 9 using a Sunray.

 

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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