Donegal angler James Kenny caught and released the first salmon of the season yesterday afternoon on the River Leannan.

Fishing on New Years Day shortly after 1 o’clock, James hooked his fish in Watts Pool on the Leannan River. The salmon took a barbless Flying C.

Once the salmon was hooked, it was played to the net and carefully landed. Measurements were taken along with a couple of photographs and then the salmon was safely released.

69cm salmon

The salmon, a lovely fresh fish was measured at 69cm and estimated to weigh 8lbs.

The Leannan River is open in 2024 for for Catch and Release fishing.

Lennon salmon about ot be released

Go fishing…

The Lennon