Weekend Salmon Highlights

A round-up of weekend salmon angling reports from around the country.

Bandon Anglers Association:

“A decent flood at last graced the Bandon this week and got some fish moving throughout the system. There were some mixed reports from anglers, as is usual in August when salmon are notoriously fickle, but highlights included one angler catching six fish for his day’s fishing, tide fresh grilse being observed running and caught plus one fine fish of 16lbs was released by day ticket visitor John Kenny whilst fishing shrimp.”

Blackwater Salmon Fishery: 4 fish caught Saturday

Erriff Fishery:

“Neil Warner released a fresh 3lbs grilse this morning (Tues 29/08)from the lower garden pool on beat 9 using a Cascade, the river is at 1m at the moment.

Regular angler Seamus O’Neill had great sport on Saturday 26th releasing 3 grilse of 4lbs., 4.5lbs., and 5lbs. from Tawnyard potholes, school house run and mike’s pool on Beat 3 using a sunray shadow. Later that day Ian McDonnell released a fresh 2.5lbs. grilse from the gauge pool on an orange shrimp fly.

Alexander Mills fished the afternoon of Monday 28th and was rewarded with a 3.25lbs grilse from the school house on beat 3 using a silver shrimp.

At time of writing the river is at 1m and dropping, and with more rain forecast for tomorrow the river should rise again putting a stir on the fish once more.”

Picture of the 2m flood Sat evening on Erriff River

River Moy — Foxford Salmon Anglers:

“No shortage of water now for what’s left of the season. The major floods did curtail the fishing for a couple of days but it bounced back and we had a big improvement on last week, with 36 Salmon reported on the Foxford Salmon Anglers Water AND a small number of fish released. 
From the 1st September anglers can take (1) Salmon per day and it is being promoted as Voluntary Catch & Release, particularly Hen Fish.”

Ballyduff Bridge Salmon Fishery:

“5 fish hooked and landed in the last two days at the bridge all released safely.”