[ May 2009 ]
Colin Folan, the fishery manager at the lodge writes that hopefully a good season lies ahead. Water levels were pretty low during May, however the first salmon of 2009 for Lough Inagh was taken on the third of June. Although there have been a few fish caught on the river hopefully this will signal the start of a good grilse run. The luck lady to boat the fish was Susan Frost from Australia. It was Susans first time fly fishing and in the worst possible conditions, flat calm, no cloud and 24C. The 6.5lbs fresh grilse took a size 8 black Conehead lure fished on a sink tip line and was caught in Sandy Bay, a bay not noted for holding salmon.
A good flood at the end of May brough a decent run of fish into the system with Colin Folan catching a springer of 8.5lbs on a Ham Special. At present angling effort is minimal due to poor conditions but as we have learned from experience Inagh gets its main run from the third week in June.
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