[ May 2009 ]
Jim Stafford reports that there were several spates on the river during the month and there was a fair run of fish into the river which quickly scattered throughout the beats. Angling pressure was extremely light on the river for most of the month and no fish were taken for the first few weeks. The first fish of the season was caught on the May 21 by Mr. Stewart Woodhead, Scarborough N. Yorkshire. It was taken on a Hairy Mary, in the Garden Pool on Beat 9 and weighed 81/2lbs. This was followed by an 111/4lb sea liced fish taken by Dublin angler John McCullough. John caught the fish on a size 10 Cascade in the Garden Pool. The Coronation Pool on Beat 8 produced a fish for local angler Michael Coyne – this fish weighed 7lb and was taken on a Cascade. At the time of writing this report grilse are also starting to enter the river so prospects look good for the season.
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