Since my last update the weather has certainly become more like what one would expect for the last week in June with a maximum temperature of 19.2 degrees C. It is not altogether what one would consider ideal for salmon fishing given the beautiful weather and low water conditions, but we have still managed to land some fish in the interim.
Johannes Hipp was first off the mark with a cracking fish from the Grilse pool on Saturday of 10lbs14ozs on a Flame Thrower. His fishing partner Benny Weltz followed this up on Sunday with one off Finlough of 7lbs12ozs on a Delphi Collie. Yvonne also managed a lovely fresh grilse off the Deadmans of 4lbs on a Collie Dog.
Monday saw Benny Weltz land another fish, this time off the Whin pool of approx. 5lbs on a Silver Badger variant.
James Sliger from USA managed to land his first ever salmon, off Doolough. The fish weighed in at 6lbs.
Yesterday started dark and dreary but the afternoon turned out to be a beautiful day. Reinhard managed to land a fish in the evening off Finlough on a Willie Gunn of 6lbs11ozs. This morning Martin Nolde also had a fish off Fin of 3lbs8ozs on a Collie Dog.
We have some rain this morning so hopefully it will bring the river up and put a bit of fresh water back in
the system, liven up the fish that are here and draw more fresh fish in. The grilse have been slow generally so far, so hopefully they should start to appear in bigger numbers in the next few weeks.