[ June 2010 ]
Well we "and every other fishery in the country" have had the driest June in over 40 years. One thing we could always rely on in this remote and wild landscape was that rain was never far away. The catchment is influenced by the warm waters of the gulf stream, and is exposed to frontal systems coming in from the North Atlantic with a South-westerly prevailing wind. Normally there is a high level of rainfall,, which can be expected for up to and often over 200 days of the year. Average rainfall recorded by Met Eireann for this area in the Belmullet Region was 1143 mm per year from 1961 to 1990, higer ground such as Nephin Beg and Courslieve where the Owenduff rises will experience levels well in excess of this in a normal year, so you've got it "yes" this is not a normal year. Work on Blue Lodge is now complete so Anglers can again have lunch have a nip of whiskey and tell true stories about the salmon that got away, and about the bigger one that didn't. Bank clearing work continues on the Ballyveeney with brush cutters and chainsaw, access on the south bank of this river has improved immensely for this season. So Rock House fishery has now resorted to prayer in order to improve conditions, this is called the fisherman's prayer and is to be found on the mantle piece of Blue Lodge. Pilgrims are always welcome with their fishing rods!!
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