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Fishery News & Reports

Fishery News & Reports


The first fish of the season was caught on Saturday the 10th – a sea liced fish of 7.5lbs which was caught by Dr. Eoin Bresnihan from Oughterard Co. Galway fishing a “Yabby” fly in the Garden Pool on Beat 9. The second fish followed swiftly the following day, with Niall Wickham from Drogheda, Co. Louth landing a nice fish of 8.5lbs in high water at the tail of the Broken Bridge Pool on Beat 5. The fish was taken on a 2” copper tube fly.

Rains increased levels on Monday 19th and a few fish were hooked and lost on Beat 9. The following day Niilo Hakkinen, Finland lost a salmon in the Sea Pool. There was little angling activity on the river for the next few days. 

Water levels and angling conditions were perfect on the morning of the 24th. Rod Robinson, Waterville, Co. Kerry fishing the Erriff for the first time caught a 15.75lbs. fish on an Apache Shrimp in the Coronation Pool on Beat 8 - Rod moved another fishing the same pool later in the afternoon. The same day Basil Towers, UK caught one of 6.25lbs on a Black Pennell in School House Pool on Beat 3.

The following day Hugh Maguire, Dublin caught one of 10.25lbs on a Black Shrimp pattern in Poleen on Beat 4. Tom Harrington, Limerick hooked and lost a good fish mid-morning on Beat 6 but his luck changed when he caught one of 8lbs on a Tosh in the Colonel’s Pool.
It appears that with the high water for the past two weeks (at times the river was unfishable 2+ meters) fish that entered the river are well dispersed throughout the beats. Water levels have been low for the last week but with rain promised for early June and fresh fish seen splashing on the tide prospects look good for the coming month.

Accommodation and fishing are still available during the coming weeks. For further details please contact the Manager James Stafford, at or 09542252