[ May 2009 ]
Jim Wilson reports that the season kicked off on the May 3 when John Meade, age 12, son of a house owner at Mount Falcon, caught a 9lb fish on The Wall Pool. A second fish weighing 9.5lb was caught on the same day by Mitch Tunikowski. This fish was also taken from The Wall Pool.
Another notable catch was a fish, estimated at 13lb, caught and released by Dublin angler Mark Kane.
The last week of the month started well with two springers taken, one 8lb and the other 10lb, with the first few grilse of the season weighing in at 4lb and 5lb respectively. The bright sunshine at the end of the month did not help the angling conditions, but despite this, Mitch Tuninkowski succeeded in catching a second spring fish weighing 9lb. Ben Price, son of fishery manager Stuart, managed to land a grilse on May 31.
In total 11 salmon were taken for the month, a respectable return given the angling effort and the river conditions.
Continuing from last year, the fishery will donate €5 to The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation in respect of every fish caught.
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