We had a good mixture of anglers this week, with some hardened veterans and some who were still trying to catch that elusive first ever salmon. It was the hardened veterans who featured strongly on the catch sheets with Urs and Ciaran Boland to the fore.
Urs landed 5 more fish for his stay. He managed to land the biggest fish last year and so far this year he has landed the smallest of approx. 1lb8ozs in the Meadow pool on a Gaula Temple Dog. He had another off Cooleen’s of approx. 2lbs8ozs on a Silver Stoat, one off the Rock pool of 3lbs8.5ozs on an Ally and one off the Meadow of 3lbs2ozs on a Delphi Collie.
He also had a springer off Finlough of 7lbs13.5ozs on a Silver Stoat.
Ciaran Boland had two off Finlough, one of 2lbs14ozs and one of 3lbs, both on a Gaula Temple Dog, for his short visit.
Klaus Buening had a lovely fish of approx. 5lbs off the Rock pool on a Silver Stoat.
I myself finally pulled the finger out and landed two, one off the New Island of approx. 4lbs12ozs on a Willie Gunn needle tube tied by Barbara Ceillier and the other off the Turn pool on a Delphi Collie of approx. 5lbs.
Part 1’s fish of the week must go to Ted Maxted who has been coming for 19 years as a member of the Faith party. Ted is now in his 85th year and had just managed to lose a fish at the bottom of the Meadow pool while I was there to assist. He then managed to land a fish of approx. 7lbs on his own on a Mini tube. He was a happy man and when he said to me; “It was a close call”, I replied by saying; “For who, you or the fish” and he just walked away shaking his head in laughter.
Well done Ted. D.McEvoy