[ June 2009 ]
Jim Wilson reports that the bright sunshine and lack of rainfall in the month did little to enhance the salmon fishing. Thirteen salmon were taken for the month, with one being a fresh run spring fish weighing 9.5 lbs, while the rest were grilse ranging from 2 lbs to 5.5 lbs. Three anglers managed to catch their first salmon, Maeve Farrell, James Murphy, and Jack Armstrong (all from Dublin).
Five of the salmon were taken on the fly, including a 5.5 lbs fish caught on the last day of the month by Emir Skeahan (England). On the same evening she hooked and lost another grilse.
At the beginning of the month Mount Falcon hosted Casting for Recovery’s first retreat to be held in Ireland. Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland is a non-profit support and educational programme for women who have or have had breast cancer. Retreats provide an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by the disease to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and learn fly fishing, "a sport for life." Just as importantly, it offers an opportunity to meet new friends and have fun. The two days were a great success with all the participants catching rainbow trout.
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