Fishing this week has been difficult with only 2 fish landed.
Conditions were far from ideal for salmon fishing with low water and extremely muggy weather. It was ideal midge weather and there were days this week when they certainly made their presence felt.
The two fish were taken on Monday off Doolough. It was Bertrand Fenart who proved as keen as always when he landed the first, a fish of approx. 9lbs off Paddy’s point. The fish had been in quite a while.
He then managed to guide Olivier Suquet to his first ever salmon, a fish of 8lbs approx. This fish was taken at Grants Rock and was again in quite a while.
The rest of the week was quiet with very little fishy activity. We did get some rain on Thursday night, nearly an inch. The river went to 20 but fell off again quickly. We had some serious anglers yesterday but they failed to score.
We are expecting a good amount of rain tonight so hopefully we will see the new gauge go over 40cms which would be rare indeed. I might add that with that we will get hundreds of salmon running up the river!!
Hopefully I’ll have lots of fishy stories shortly.