[ May 2010 ]
Report for Rock House Fishery, May 2010. The dry spell continues and continues, large numbers of fish have built up in coastal waters, but the fresh water refuses to greet the Ocean visitors. Fish already in the river system, will by this time be suffering some stress with the low water conditions in some of the shallower pools. By now sea trout will be arriving to the river mouth, traffic congestion in the outer river estuary would rival any Irish bank holiday weekend rush to the coast at this stage.
The Reid party had 7 days of sunshine as did the other weekend bookings in May, the one night of heavy rain that did come was soaked up rapidly by the dry bogland of the Ballycroy National Park.
Good fishing was had however by a pair of kingfishers on the Ballyveeney river, bagging quite a few sprats in the space of a half hour of skilled fishing. Other fine catches were had by a grey heron who is a regular angler for many years, along with his friends, a pair of otters, who have made it known that they enjoyed their month’s fishing and will most certainly return in June!!
Gorse and rhododendron clearance continues on the Ballyveeney river with two large stretches having been opened in May on the estuary side of the stone weir.
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