Our first week in June was not bad at all, with thirteen fish landed in total. Probably the most amazing element was that these were caught by eleven anglers, which it must be said was a very fair distribution which is not always the case!
Martin Ceillier was the man on the 1st of June, with two fish off Doolough. The first weighed in at approx. 5lbs and the second at 8lbs7ozs.
Not to be outdone by her husband, Barbara managed to claw back some ground when she landed a beautiful fish of 5lbs13ozs on one of her own Willie Gunn needle tubes on the 2nd. The fish was taken in the Rock pool. Manfred Wolf also had a fine fish from Sligo Bay on Finlough. The fish was taken on a Delphi Collie and was a conservative 13lbs.
The 3rd saw two more landed. David Walmsley had the first of approx. 7lbs from the Rock pool on a Willie Gunn. The second was taken by Charles Finch, also in the Rock pool and weighed in at 5lbs8ozs. It was taken on a Delphi Collie and was Charles first ever salmon.
We drew a blank on the 4th and then had six on the 5th. Manfred Wolf was first off the mark with a nice fish of approx. 7lbs from the Quarry pool on a Willie Gunn. Fred Eberle had one of 6lbs11ozs from the Rock pool on a Cascade. Bill Middleton had a good fish of 10lbs2ozs from Salmon City on Finlough on a Delphi Collie. Lukus Steinmann had his first ever salmon from the Boat Point on Finlough on a Cascade. The fish weighed in at 4lbs3ozs. David Rainford had a fish of 8lbs from the Turn pool on a Cascade. Finally Anabelle Tomes managed to land her first ever salmon. The fish was taken in the Bridge pool on a Red Francis and was approx. 5lbs.
There were quite a few fish seen and risen on Friday, with Ian Carroll the only one who managed to land a fish. It was a cracking fish weighing in at 12lbs was taken on the Turn pool on a Jack Power Special (not the Whiskey)
Yesterday I was expecting great things as we had some crack anglers but I’m afraid they failed miserably. The day was extremely thundery with some heavy showers and thunder and lightening also, was I suppose some form of excuse!!
We are still waiting for our first fish of the day, which we will see hopefully before the close of play. The river is running at about 23, which is a shade low but there are still fish entering the system so hopefully we will see a few of them landed in the next week. D.McEvoy