Ireland 25.09.11

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Ireland – August 25th., 2011
Biggest Fish of the Season caught on August 20.

 


Despite very low water conditions and few rods out fishing, we have caught 58 fish in the last 2 weeks with just one blank day.
On the 20th., the Best Fish of the Season was taken by Robert Savage from Kilkenny with a 14.6 pounder from Ballinaroone
taken during the Ballyduff Salmon Festival charity fund-raising competition.
There were another 4 double figure fish between 10.9 & 13.3lb also caught on lower beats in the competition on the 20th.
The best day of the 2 weeks was the 10th., when 9 fish were caught, but on the 11th., 19th. & 23rd. six were landed each day.
One Italian angler who fished for 20 days up to the 23rd. caught 23 fish, including four to over 13lb. on the 21st.

Five people caught their First Ever salmon in the fortnight. Most notably, on the 11th. Pat Casey brought his 3 young sons
– Tom (9), Rory (11) & Jamie (13yrs) – none of whom had ever fished in fresh water before – for a half guided day with Glenda.
All three caught their First Ever salmon & Jamie caught two. At one point, two of the lads were both playing fish at the same time!

The water clarity is excellent, especially in the second week, and fish are now coming to the fly even on the upper river,
where two were caught on fly each day on the 23rd. & 24th.

Prospects

We had 10mm rain in the early hours of this morning & more is forecast later in the day.
I had a report from on of the local Fisheries officers this morning the tidal water is absolutely full of fish
that are just sitting waiting  for a rise in water to get them to run into the main river.
This means that there are excellent prospects for the coming week as there is more rain forecast for today and Friday.

Availability
Rods & accommodation are available for the coming weeks.

Catch Statistics – 2011
(to August 24th.)

Method

Feb.

Mar.

April

May

June

July

Aug.

Total

Fly

1

1

18

16

 18

 20

 74

Spinner

2

5

1

23

27

 20

 10

 88

Worm

1

1

3

10

17

 19

 50

Shrimp

1

  8

16

36

 62

Total

3

6

3

45

61

71

85

274

Released

1

4

2

10

30

24

33

 97