[ June 2009 ]
Simon Ashe reports that the month of June, whilst fantastic for those keen on going to the beach, was tough from the point of view of fishing to say the least. Apart from a good deal of rain on the June 16, which brought the river level up from very low to low, there has been no rain worth talking about. The low water coupled with another very late run of salmon meant that the month was quite unproductive. There were 3 grilse landed at the end of the month as they started to back up in the lower pools. The water is so low that the salmon have not risked running the fish counter. The grilse run did eventually arrive into the Galway weir at the end of the month which means that the run is certainly three weeks later than in 2008. The Ballynahinch run is generally 2 weeks later than the weir so a good fishing is expected for mid July.
The sea trout run has been very disappointing so far. Normally the main run would be in the system by late June and this has not been the case. Hopefully they are late like the salmon
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