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Reports for 2005 by Month

January

 


February


Feb. 17 The first two fish of 2005. 
              9.4 lb with sealice on fly & 8.2 lb. on spinner. 
              Taken on  the Hut Pool - Upper Kilmurry 
              by Connie Corcoran & Jason O'Riordan.
Feb. 26 A first ever salmon of 6.6 lb. for Ferdinand Rodrigues
             (Portugal) on spinner from Kents.
Feb. 27 An 8 pounder returned by Jason O'Riordan. 
              Taken on spinner on the Gillies Pool on Upper Kilmurry &   
               released back into the river..
Feb. 28 An 8.2 pounder taken by Jason O'Riordan (again!) 
             on spinner on the the Island Stream on Kents.

March


March 13 The first three fish for March. 
                  9.3 lb taken by Jason O'Riordan, 
                  who also returned another fish of ~8lb.
                  9.1lb taken by Thomas Sheehan.
March 15  A 9 pounder for Chris Davies on spinner from Beat 7.
March 28  Best of the Season so far! A 9.6 pounder on spinner for
                  Guy Beck (Isle of Man) from Beat 11 (Ballyhooly Bridge).
March 29  An very fresh 8 pounder released by Peter Moore (Dublin)
                  from Beat 11 (Ballyhooly Bridge).

April


April 5  A 7.5 lb. on spinner from upstream for Frank Hellyar (UK).

April 19 A lovely 9.3 pounder for Richie Hayes from the Jole on Lower Kilmurry on black & silver Flying C.

Several fish lost on April 20 & 21.

April 22  Two fish taken including the best of the season - a sea-liced 10.4 lb. for Connie Corcoran on spinner from the Lug Pool on Lower Kilmurry.  Two fish lost on Kilmurry - one ~15lb. Also a 7.4 lb. for Bill Prenderville on spinner from the Wood Pool on Ballyhooly. 

April 24  The first grilse is taken!  Local rod Mike Sheridan took it on spinner on Ballyhooly Bridge (14 miles upstream). 

April 29  Jim Brown (UK) took a 5 pounder on worms on Blackstone as the flood recedes - & returned it alive!

May





May 3 Maurice Cahill (local) took a 4 lb. grilse on worms from the Jole on Lower Kilmurry.
May 4
Derek Dowd (local) took a 9.6 lb. on tubefly from the Cliff Stream on Ballincurrig (Beat 15).
May 8 Joint Best of The Season So Far
A 10.4 lb. on spinner for Adam Crowe from Ballincurrig & a superb fresh 7 pounder from Ballyhooly on spun shrimp for Bob Woodside.
May 9  A first ever salmon for John Plowright (UK). 6 lb. with sealice taken on Lower Kilmurry on spinner. A first ever on fly for Paul Veale weighing 7.7lb. from Woodstream.
May 10
Best Day and Best Fish of the Season so far!
              Five fish taken to 12.5lb. from the upper beats.
              Two on fly, two on shrimp & one on spinner.
May 11 Two fish.A first ever for Alleyn Plowright - 10.3lb on spinner
              from Carrig & a 6lb. on shrimp from Ballyhooly.
May 12 One fish on spinner from Beat 18 - Ballygarrett.
May 13  One fish 10.1 lb on fly from Beat 17 (Carrig). 
               Best on Fly so far!
May 17
One sea-liced 8.8 lb. fish on shrimp from Beat 5 - Kents.
May 18 A first ever salmon 5.6lb. on spinner for Thys Risseeuw (NL).
Two on fly in an hour (one ~5lb. returned & 7.7lb.) for Phil Maher from Lower Kilmurry. Both sea-liced.
May 19  A sea-liced 11.1 lb on spinner from Lower Kilmurry.
May 23  A sea-liced 9.5 lb on spinner from Lower Kilmurry & a 7 pounder from Beat 18 (Ballygarrett) on shrimp.
May 24  A sea-liced 8.6 lb on spinner from Kents for Koen Smets.
May 25  Two on fly (9.1 & 9.4 lb) from Ballincurrig.
May 26  Two on spinner (9.2 & 10.7 lb) from Ballincurrig & Killavullen..
May 27  A first ever salmon of 6.6 lb. for Federico Urraca (Spain) on spinner from Kents.
May 29  One fish 8.5 lb. on spinner from Carrig in a flood.

June



June 1. 2 fish on fly from Killavullen - 7.4 & 8.9 lb.
June 2. A sea-liced 11 lb. from Kilmurry & a grilse from Ballincurrig - both on spinner.
June 3. 3 fish including a sea-liced 11.9lb. first ever for Greg Walton (UK) & a 7.4lb on fly for Don Goodenough (UK).
June 4. A fresh 10 lb. from Woodstream & a grilse from Carrig.
June 5.  A grilse from Ballyhooly.
June 10.  2 on fly to 8.4lb. from Killavullen.
June 11.  2 to 9.1 lb. One on fly & one on shrimp.
June 12.  3 - a 12lb. on worms from Lower Kilmurry & an 11.1lb on shrimp & a grilse on spinner - both from Ballyhooly.
June 13.  5 - a sea-liced 11lb. on spinner from Kents & 4 to 12lb. for 3 rods on Lower Kilmurry.
June 14.  4 - 10.3 & Best Fish of the season 15 lb. on fly both returned & 2 grilse (1 on fly).
June 15.  3 - 2 on fly from the top beat (Ballygarrett). 11.3lb very fresh & one about 9lb. - coloured & returned. A sea-liced 8.5lb from Ballyhooly on shrimp.
June 16. 1 grilse.
June 17. A very big fish (~20lb) lost on spun shrimp & another ~10lb lost as well!.
June 18. 2 -1 grilse & one 7 pounder - both sea-liced..
June 19. 3 -9, 9 & 9.7lb. 2 on fly. 1 sea-liced from 23 miles ip.
June 20. 1 -11.1 pounder on shrimp from Beat 2 - Ballygally & a sea-liced grilse from the top beat (Ballygarrett) - 28 miles upstream!
June 21. 1 -6.5 pounder - sea-liced.
June 22. Three good fish lost -one well in double figures - all fresh!
June 23. 3 - grilse.
June 24.  10 - Best Day's catch this season & Best Catch for one rod.
9 sea-liced grilse & a 7 pounder. 5 fish for Jason O'Riordan on fly - all but one returned alive.
June 27. 4 grilse - all returned alive.
June 28. 4 2 stale  ~9 & 10lb. returned alive & 2 sealiced grilse.
June 29. 5 3 slightly coloured from Carrig - 2 on fly & 1 on shrimp - all returned alive. 2 sealiced grilse - 1 on fly.
June 30. 4 2 coloured 10 pounders on shrimp both returned. 2 sealiced grilse - 1 on fly - one returned.

July


July 1. 2 grilse on spinner in rather couloured water.
July 2. 4 sea-liced grilse on spinner from the lower beats.
July 3. 5 sea-liced grilse from the lower beats - 3 on fly.
July 4. 4 3 sea-liced grilse from the lower beats - 2 on fly. 1 fresh fish on shrimp from the top beat - returned alive.
July 5. 2 1 sea-liced grilse on spinner & one 10 pounder on fly.
July 6. 3 to 10 lb. on shrimp from an upper beat for 1 rod - all returned alive.
July 7. 3 grilse - 1 on fly. 
July 8. 5 grilse - 2 returned. 
July 9. 7
grilse - 1 on fly. 
July 10. 1
grilse - a first ever salmon for Peter Woods (UK) - on fly! 
July 12. 5 grilse - a second ever salmon for Peter Woods (UK) - on fly in the early morning - returned! Two first ever salmon on shrimp for Pascal Hanselmann (Switzerland) on his first ever day fishing!!!!! 2 on fly in the evening for John Simmons (UK) - 1 returned.
July 13. 3 grilse - 2 on fly. 
July 15. 3 grilse - 2 on fly - 1 returned. 
July 17. 1 grilse - a first ever salmon for Ronald Mackenbach (Holland).
July 26. 6 4 grilse & a couple of autumn salmon including a first ever salmon for Tom Anchell (Ireland). All on spinner - 1 returned.
July 27. 7 including 2 to 9.3lb. on fly.
July 28. 5 to 6.1lb. - all on fly.
July 29. 11 including 6 to 12.9lb. on fly.
July 30. BEST DAY OF THE SEASON        14 to 7.4lb.
July 31. 14 including 8 to 7lb. on fly.

August




August 1. 6 fish to 6lb. - 2 on fly.grilse on spinner in rather couloured water.
August 4. 1 - a first ever on fly - 6.3lb. sea-liced for Brendan O'Dwyer.
August 5. 3 - all on fly & all sea-liced.
August 6. 5 - grilse - 2 on fly.
August 7. 3 - grilse.
August 8. 3 - grilse.
August 10. 1 - sea-liced grilse.
August 11. 4 - all sea-liced to 6.1lb.
August 12. 6 - all sea-liced - best 12lb. taken on fly.
August 13. 2 to 6.7lb. 
August 14. 5 - to 9.6lb.
August 15. 2 6.1 & 6.8lb. - both sea-liced. 
August 18. 6 including 3 for 1 rod.
August 19. 3 to 6.5 lb.
Ballyduff Salmon Festival Competition August 20/21 
26 local anglers fishing +  guests
August 20. 22 fish caught.
August 21.   8 fish caught.

August 22.   1 fish caught.
August 24.   1 fish caught. 8lb. Released.
August 26.   5 fish caught. 3 on fly from the upper river (a grilse & a 12lb. released.)
August 27.   5 fish caught. 3 released.
August 28.   2 fish caught. 2nd. Best of Season. 14.1lb on shrimp by Pascal Raemy from Ballinaroone.
August 29.   5 fish for 2 rods on Beat17. A first ever salmon for Yann Enzinger (Switzerland) who actually caught 2! 4 released alive.
August 30.   4 fish. Another for Yann Enzinger (Switzerland) - a fresh 7.8lb. 3 released alive.
August 31.   6 fish to 8lb. 2 on fly. 5 returned alive.

September



September 2.   2 fish.
September 6.   1 fish  ~7lb. released.
September 7.   1 grilse.
September 9.   4 fish.
September 11. 13 fish including 7 fresh fish between 5-6.8lb.
September 12. BEST DAY OF THE SEASON!
45
fish including 23 in the 5-9.5lb. class. All taken on spinner.
15 returned alive. 16 fish landed for 4 rods on Beat 2 & 11 on Beat 3.
September 13. 12 fish to 6.5 lb.
September 14. 11 fish to 6.2 lb.
September 15. 8 fish to 7 lb.
September 16. 9 fish to 7.1 lb.
September 17. 4 Three lovely fresh fish - a first ever for Bruce Nagle (UK) of 5.6lb. on fly, an 8.8lb. for 12 yr.old Ben Godfrey & a 7.1 lb.
September 18. 11 to 8.6lb - 12 of which were returned alive.
September 19. 9 to 7.8 lb. including 2 first ever salmon.
September 20. 17 to 7.5 lb. 
September 21. 11 to 9 lb. - 2 on fly 
September 22. 5 to 6.7 lb. 
September 23. 4 on spinner & 1 on fly. 
September 24. 11 to 10lb. - including first ever salmon for all 4 of the Allison party (UK) & a first ever on fly for David Vivaracho (Spain). 
September 25. 17 to ~15lb. - John Clarke caught his first ever salmon weighing approx. 15lb which was returned alive. He then caught another 3 to 9.9lb the same day. All on spinner from Lower Kilmurry. 11 of the 17 were returned alive.
September 26. 13 to ~10lb. - including 3 first ever salmon. weighing approx. 15lb which was returned alive. He then caught another 3 to 9.9lb the same day. All on spinner from Lower Kilmurry. 11 of the 17 were returned alive.
September 27. 19 to ~7.8lb. - including 2 first ever salmon. All on spinner. Mainly fresh or sea-liced fish - 5 returned alive.
September 28. 39 to 10lb.
September 29. 24 to 15.2lb. -
Best Fish of the Season !!!
September 30. 19 to 13.8lb. on spinner.