Sunday, 16 October 2016

End of Season 2016.

The sun has set on another salmon season and to be honest it wasn't a great season due to the fact that the Inniscarra dam was under going maintenance work until July and the water was very low for most of that time. When we finally got some high water the salmon ran straight through and only if you were lucky to be fishing then did you have the chance of meeting some fish. Towards the end of the season i spent the second last week fishing down stream and had caught and lost some salmon but most of the fish were stale / coloured and had been in the system for some time. I was unable to fish the last week of the salmon season because i was representing Ireland in the Five Nations Fly Fishing Championships in Killarney and was lucky to be on the winning team that won gold. Hopefully next season we will see a return to normal water levels on the River Lee and some good salmon fishing.