April saw water levels remain high in Galway, with little angling until the last few days of the month, when the weir was closed down to 4 gates. The high water meant salmon ran straight through and all the way up to Cong, where 10-15 salmon were reported in the last week of the month by local anglers, with one reported to be around 20lbs. A 16lbs fish was also reported from Lough Corrib by an angler fishing wet duckfly patterns. No fish were recorded from the weir beat itself until the last day of the month, when Brian O’Rourke landed the first fish of the season, a nice fresh fish of 8.5lbs taken on shrimp.

May started on a better note, with water levels dropping to 4 gates on the weir. Local angler Fergal Cormican hit the jackpot with a cracking 16lbs fresh springer on the fly on the 6th. At time of writing 4 gates remained open, with more fresh fish being seen and improved prospects for May.

Fergal Cormican with his 16lbs fly-caught fish from Galway


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