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Reports for 2008 by Month

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2008 Season's Total Catch - 1,025       (of which 527 were released alive)
This is the second best total recorded in the last 10 years.

Report on the 2008 Season
 

All-time Records beaten in 2008

Catch for One Day:
September 13th. - 55 Salmon & Grilse to 12lb. taken for 41 rods.
                       (of which 26 were released alive).
This beat the previous record of 52 held since August 15, 1992.
One 6 rod novice party all caught their first salmon during the day.
(
guided by Glenda.)

August Catch:

422 -
which beat the previous record of 377 established in 1992.

First Salmon:
61 first ever salmon caught, beating the previous record of 52 in 1998.
The number of first salmon as a %age of the rod days was also the
highest ever recorded at 3.25, beating the previous record of 2.9 in 1992
 

Other Interesting facts in 2008

Third Best ever September catch:
420
- (of which 227 were released alive)

Second Highest Catch per Rod Day for Season
0.53 - which was only beaten by 0.89 in 1992

Biggest Fish of the Season: 
September 11th. Taken on spinner on Lower Kilmurry - 15.8lb.

Purple Patch!
301 caught in the 13 days from Aug. 15-27 for 237 rod days.

Huge Number of First Ever Salmon Caught!
No less than 62 anglers caught their first ever salmon with us in 2008.

 

January

 

February


2008 Salmon Catch by Lure

Method

Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Total
Fly 2               2
Spinner 3               3
Worm                  
Shrimp                  
Total 5               5

The Top Ten Fish of 2008 - end February
* = Returned alive

  Date Angler Beat Lure Weight
(lb.)
1. Feb.10 Seamus Quirke Inchinleama S 9
2. Feb. 26 Jason O'Riordan Woodstream Fly ~8
3. Feb. 26 Connie Corcoran Ballincurrig S ~7
4. Feb. 23 David Shanks Ballygally S ~7
5. Feb. 22 David Shanks Ballyhooly Fly ~6

 

 

March




March Catch
 F = Fly    S = Spinner    W = Worms    P = Prawn/shrimp  * = Returned alive

Best Day of the Season in red

No. Date
March
Angler Beat Lure

Wt.
(lb.)

Cond.
1 2nd. Gavin Wishart             (N. Ireland) 6 Lower Kilmurry - Island Stream Fly ~8* F
2 17th. Pierre Ferte                 (France) 11 Woodstream S 7.7 S/L
3 22nd. Frank O'Hare             (Ireland) 6. Lower Kilmurry - Island Stream S 11.0 F
4 28th. Andrew Milligan        (USA) 11 Woodstream S 8.3 F

 2008 Salmon Catch by Lure

Method Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Total
Fly 2 1             3
Spinner 3 3             6
Worm                  
Shrimp                  
Total 5 4             9

The Top Ten Fish of 2008 - end March
* = Returned alive

  Date Angler Beat Lure Weight
(lb.)
1. Mar.22 Frank O'Hare Lower Kilmurry S 11.0
2. Feb.10 Seamus Quirke Inchinleama S 9
3. Mar.28 Andrew Milligan Woodstream S 8.3
4. Mar. 17 Pierre Ferte Woodstream S 7.7
5. Mar. 2 Gavin Wishart Lower Kilmurry Fly ~8*
Feb. 26 Jason O'Riordan Woodstream Fly ~8*
6. Feb. 26 Connie Corcoran Ballincurrig S ~7*
7. Feb. 23 David Shanks Ballygally S ~7*
8. Feb. 22 David Shanks Ballyhooly Fly ~6*


April




 

Salmon Catch by Lure to end April

Method

Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Total
Fly 2 1 10           13
Spinner 3 3 3           9
Worm                  
Shrimp     1           1
Total 5 4 14           23
Released 4 1 8           13

April Catch
Best Day of the Season to date in blue

No. Date
April
Angler Beat Lure

Wt.
(lb.)

Cond.
1 5th. Kilperick Lhobet           (France) 11. Woodstream - Below Bend Fly ~10* F
2 6th. Kilperick Lhobet           (France)   8. Ballyhooly - Wood Fly ~13* F
3 Michael Righton            (UK) 12. Ballincurrig - Cliff Stream Fly ~10* S/L
4 7th. Robert Harrison            (Ireland)   8. Ballyhooly Bridge S 9.4 F
5 8th. Michael Righton            (UK)   8. Ballyhooly Bridge Fly ~6* S/C
6 18th. George Dawson              (N. Ireland) 12. Ballincurrig - Cliff Stream Fly 8.2 F
7 Aisling Hayes                 (Ireland)   1. Ballygally - Planks S 8.9 F
8 20th. Gavin Wishart               (N. Ireland) 12. Ballincurrig - Cliff Fly ~7* F
9 Cathal Ferris                 (N. Ireland)   4. Kents - Island Stream Fly ~4* S/L
10 25th. Ned Shanley                   (Ireland) 12. Ballincurrig - Cliff Fly 5.7 S/L
11 Garry O'Shea                (Ireland) 16. Ballygarrett P 8.3 S/L
12 Connie Corcoran          (Ireland) Fly ~8* S/C
13 ~8*
14 29th. Dave Adams           (Ireland) 16. Ballygarrett S 11.1 F

Top Ten Fish of 2008 to the end of April

  Date Angler Beat Lure Weight
(lb.)
1. April 6 Kilperick Lhobet Ballyhooly Fly ~13*
2. April 29 Dave Adams Ballygarrett S 11.1
3. Mar.22 Frank O'Hare Lower Kilmurry S 11.0
4. April 5 Kilperick Lhobet Woodstream Fly ~10*
April 6 Michael Righton Ballincurrig Fly ~10*
5. Feb.10 Seamus Quirke Inchinleama S 9
6. Apr. 7 Robert Harrison Ballyhooly S 9.4
7. April 18 Aisling Hayes Ballygally S 8.9
8. April 25 Connie Corcoran Ballygarrett Fly ~8*
9. April 25 Garry O'Shea Ballygarrett P 8.3
Mar.28 Andrew Milligan Woodstream S 8.3
10. Apr. 18 George Dawson Ballincurrig Fly 8.2

May




2008 Salmon Catch by Lure

Method

Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Total
Fly 2 1 10 3         23
Spinner 3 3 3 6         15
Worm       4         4
Shrimp     1 2         3
Total 5 4 14 22         45
Released 4 1 8 13         26

May Catch
 F = Fly    S = Spinner    W = Worms    P = Prawn/shrimp  * = Returned alive

Best Day of the Season to date in blue

No. Date
April
Angler Beat Lure

Wt.
(lb.)

Cond.
1 2nd. Tony Hines 16 Ballygarrett - Bend S 8.1 F
2 4th. Connie Corcoran 9 Junction W ~8* F
3 5th. Gavin Wishart 9 Junction S ~7* F
4 7th. Connie Corcoran 7 Hut Pool Fly ~7* F
5 Jason O'Riordan 6 Lower Kilmurry Fly ~6* F
6 Paul Rochford 14 Killavullen Fly 5 S/L
7 16th. David Hempsey 1 Ballygally S 3.5 S/L
8 Gavin Wishart 4.5 S/L
9 24th. Charles Saunders 12 Ballincurrig W 8.4 F
10 Nikki Thompson 7.4
11 25th. Larry Sheridan 16 Ballygarrett Fly ~6 F
12 Carolyn Lapham 12 Ballincurrig W 7.6 F
13 Paul Veale 4 Kents P 11.5 S/L
14 ~4 S/L
15 26th. Zigfred Helgasson 16 Ballygarrett Fly ~6* C
16 Zigfred Helgasson Fly ~8* C
17 Maurice Regan Fly ~7* C
18 Maurice Regan S ~6* C
19 28th. Richard Heslop 7 Upper Kilmurry Fly ~8* S/L
20 Denis Ryan 4 Kents ~14* C
21 Jason O'Riordan ~9* S/L
22 31st. Gavin Wishart 4 Kents S 11.9 S/L

 

The Top Ten Fish of 2008
* = Returned alive

  Date Angler Beat Lure Weight
(lb.)
1. May 28 Denis Ryan Kents Fly ~14*
2. April 6 Kilperick Lhobet Ballyhooly Fly ~13*
3 May 31 Gavin Wishart Kents S 11.9
4. May 25 Paul Veale Kents P 11.5
5. April 29 Dave Adams Ballygarrett S 11.1
6. Mar.22 Frank O'Hare Lower Kilmurry S 11.0
7. April 5 Kilperick Lhobet Woodstream Fly ~10*
April 6 Michael Righton Ballincurrig Fly ~10*
8. Feb.10 Seamus Quirke Inchinleama S 9
9. Apr. 7 Robert Harrison Ballyhooly S 9.4
10. April 18 Aisling Hayes Ballygally S 8.9


June


Top Ten Fish of 2008 to End June
* = Returned alive

  Date Angler Beat Lure Weight
(lb.)
1. May 28 Denis Ryan Kents Fly ~14*
2. June 8 Jean-Francois Le Meur Carrig P 13.2
3. June 29 Ashley Jones Lower Kilmurry S 13.1
4. April 6 Kilperick Lhobet Ballyhooly Fly ~13*
5.   John Kirkpatrick Ballincurrig S ~12*
6. May 31 Gavin Wishart Kents S 11.9
June 24 Wilawan Carroll Ballinaroone S
7. May 25 Paul Veale Kents P 11.5
8. April 29 Dave Adams Ballygarrett S 11.1
9. Mar.22 Frank O'Hare Lower Kilmurry S 11.0
10. June 30 Eric Williams Kents S 10.4

2008 Salmon Catch by Lure

Method

Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Total
Fly 2 1 10 3 2       23
Spinner 3 3 3 6 13       28
Worm       4 1       5
Shrimp     1 2 4       7
Total 5 4 14 22 21       65
Released 4 1 8 13 6       32

June Catch
 F = Fly    S = Spinner    W = Worms    P = Prawn/shrimp  * = Returned alive

Best Day of the Season to date in blue

No. Date
June
Angler Beat Lure

Wt.
(lb.)

Cond.
1 4th. Stephen Mellor 9 Junction S 4.5 F
2 Lukas Klinger 15 Carrig S 9.7 S/C
3 5th. Connie Corcoran 15 Carrig Fly ~8 C
4 8th. Andre Le Meur 16 Ballygarrett P 7.1 S/C
5 12 Ballincurrig 8.3 F
6 Jean-Francois Le Meur 15 Carrig 13.2 S/C
7 9th. Joel Le Du 9 Junction P 9.3 F
8 14th. Gavin Wishart 12 Ballincurrig Fly 5.1 F
9 24th. Wilawan Carroll 3 Ballinaroone S 11.9 S/L
10. 26th. Wilawan Carroll 11 Woodstream S ~7* F
11. 27th. Mike Smith 9 Junction W 9.1 F
12. 28th. Len Tomlinson 12 Ballincurrig S ~9* S/C
13. 29th. Ashley Jones 6 Lower Kilmurry S 13.1 S/L
14. 3.5 S/L
15. Calum Barclay 6.5 S/L
16. Glenda Powell 4 Kents ~3* S/L
17. John Kirkpatrick 12 Ballincurrig ~12* C
18. Pakie Carroll 15 Carrig ~8* S/C
19. 30th. Nick Jefferies 4 Kents S 4.0 S/L
20. Eric Williams 10.4 S/L
21. Jacobo Banon 1 Ballygally 5.5 S/C

 

 

July







2008 Salmon Catch by Lure

Method

Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Total
Fly 2 1 10   3   2 44       69
Spinner 3 3   3   6 13 61       89
Worm         4   1 10       15
Shrimp       1   2   4   2         9
Total 5 4 14 22 21 117     182
Released 4 1 8 13  6   59       91

July Catch
 F = Fly    S = Spinner    W = Worms    P = Prawn/shrimp  * = Returned alive
Best Day of the Season to date in blue / Best Fish in Yellow

Date
July

Number
Caught

Number Released Fresh Fish Best
Fish
Taken on
Fly Spin Worm Shrimp
1. 2 0 2 10.7 - 2 - -
2. 2 0 2 10.8 - 2 - -
3. 1 0 1 8.4 - 1 - -
4. 5 2 5 11.3 - 5 - -
8. 9 2 8 10.5 - 8 - -
9. 5 3 4 14.7 - 5 - -
10. 6 3 6 11 - 5 - -
11. 3 1 3 12 - 2 1 -
12. 1 0 1 4.7 - 1 - -
13. 1 0 1 4.0 - 1 - -
14. 10 8 6 12 2 6 1 1
15. 5 3 4 6 - 4 1 -
Date

Number
Caught

Number Released Fresh Fish Best
Fish
Taken on
Fly Spin Worm Shrimp
16. 5 1 5 6.7 4 1 - -
17. 7 4 6 8 1 7 - -
18. 5 0 5 6.5 3 2 - -
19. 9 6 9 13.9 7 1 1 -
20. 5 3 3 ~8 1 2 2 -
21. 8 8 7 ~12 - 8 - -
22. 6 3 6 6.5 5 - 1 -
23. 3 1 3 ~4 2 - 1 -
24. 1 1 - ~7 1 - - -
25. 9 5 8 ~13* 7 - 1 1
27. 2 - 2 6.2 - 1 1 -
29. 3 2 2 ~10* - 3 - -
30.                
31. 4 2 4 ~5* - 4 - -

The Top Ten Fish of 2008 to end July
 
(* = Returned alive)

  Date Angler Beat Lure Weight
(lb.)
1. July 9 Denis Ryan Killavullen S 14.7
2. May 28 Denis Ryan Kents Fly ~14*
3. July 19 Pakie Carroll Ballygally Fly 13.9
4. June 8 Jean-Francois Le Meur Carrig P 13.2
5. June 29 Ashley Jones Lower Kilmurry S 13.1
6. April 6 Kilperick Lhobet Ballyhooly Fly ~13*
July 25 Jason O'Riordan Ballygarrett P
7. July 14 Ian Powell Carrig S ~12*
8. July 14 Gavin Wishart Killavullen Fly ~12*
9. July 11 Raoul le Foyer de Costil Lower Kilmurry S 12.0
10. June 29 John Kirkpatrick Ballincurrig S ~12*

August



2008 Salmon Catch by Lure

Method

Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Total
Fly 2 1 10   3   2 44 35   104
Spinner 3 3   3   6 13 61 338   427
Worm         4   1 10 47     62
Shrimp       1   2   4   2 2     11
Total 5 4 14 22 21 117 422   604
Released 4 1 8 13  6   59 209   300

August Catch
Best Day of the Season to date in blue / Best Fish in Yellow

Date
August

Number
Caught

Number Released Fresh Fish Best
Fish
Taken on
Fly Spin Worm Shrimp
3. 17 6 13 11.0 - 17 - -
4. 6 4 4 ~7* - 5 1 -
5. 9 7 9 9.0 - 5 4 -
6. 9 6 8 ~6 - 2 7 -
7. 1 1 - ~11 - 1 - -
8. 9 2 8 15.3 - 9 - -
9. 14 7 8 10.5 - 13 - -
10. 9 1 8 6 - 8 - -
11. 6 3 6 ~15* - 6 - -
12. 6 6 6 6 - 4 2 -
15. 46 20 46 9.7 - 42 4 -
16. 4 2 3 6.2 - 4 - -
17. 31 19 31 ~10 - 30 1 -
18. 26 14 26 11.9 - 26 - -

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21. 11 7 6 ~10 - 11 - -
22. 23 9 21 ~12 1 22 - -
23. 35 12 32 14.3 1 34 - -
24. 36 16 32 12.4 2 29 5 -
25. 13 2 6 ~12* 1 8 4 -
26. 15 7 15 5.9 6 7 2 -
27. 23 17 19 10.4 16 - 7 -
28. 4 2 4 ~5* 1 3 - -
29. 11 6 9 5.0 4 3 4 -
30. 6 3 5 ~6* 2 2 1 1
31. 5 2 4 ~5* 1 2 1 1

The Top Ten Fish of 2008
* = Returned alive

  Date Angler Beat Lure Weight
(lb.)
1. August 8 Bill McNamara Inchinleama S 15.3
2. August 20 Jason O'Riordan Carrig S ~15*
August 11 Maurice Cahill Inchinleama S
3. July 9 Denis Ryan Killavullen S 14.7
4. Aug.23 Ben Jarmyn Inchinleama S 14.3
5. May 28 Denis Ryan Kents Fly ~14*
6. July 19 Pakie Carroll Ballygally Fly 13.9
8. June 8 Jean-Francois Le Meur Carrig P 13.2
8. June 29 Ashley Jones Lower Kilmurry S 13.1
9. April 6 Kilperick Lhobet Ballyhooly Fly ~13*
July 25 Jason O'Riordan Ballygarrett P
10. Aug.23 Mark Rylands Kents S 12.6

September



 

The Top Ten Fish of 2008
* = Returned alive

  Date Angler Beat Lure Weight
(lb.)
1. Sept. 11 Gerry McKeown Lower Kilmurry S 15.8
2. August 8 Bill McNamara Inchinleama S 15.3
3. August 20 Jason O'Riordan Carrig S ~15*
August 11 Maurice Cahill Inchinleama S
4. July 9 Denis Ryan Killavullen S 14.7
5. Aug.23 Ben Jarmyn Inchinleama S 14.3
6. Sept. 1 David Cronshaw Kents P ~14*
May 28 Denis Ryan Kents Fly
7. July 19 Pakie Carroll Ballygally Fly 13.9
8. June 8 Jean-Francois Le Meur Carrig P 13.2
9. June 29 Ashley Jones Lower Kilmurry S 13.1
10. Sept. 8 Roger Siegenthaler Carrig S ~13*
April 6 Kilperick Lhobet Ballyhooly Fly
July 25 Jason O'Riordan Ballygarrett P

September Catch
 F = Fly    S = Spinner    W = Worms    P = Prawn/shrimp  * = Returned alive

Best Day of the Season in blue / Best Fish in Yellow

  So many fish are being caught that I have changed the format this month!
Best Day of the Season in red

Date
September

Number
Caught

Number Released Fresh Fish Best
Fish
Taken on
Fly Spin Worm Shrimp
1. 7 4 5 ~14* 1 2 1 3
2. 6 2 6 6.3 6 - - -
3. 11 8 11 12.6 11 - - -
4. 3 1 3 3.4 - 2 1 -
5. 5 4 5 6.7 - 4 1 -
7. 9 7 6 ~9* - 9 - -
8. 31 22 24 ~13* - 28 3 -
11. 6 3 4 15.8 - 6 - -
12. 7 3 4 9 - 2 5 -
13. 55 26 44 12.0 - 55 - -
14. 32 15 25 8.3 - 32 - -
15. 27 15 21 12 1 26 - -
Date

Number
Caught

Number Released Fresh Fish Best
Fish
Taken on
Fly Spin Worm Shrimp
16. 28 15 22 ~9* - 28 - -
17. 11 5 11 ~10* - 10 1 -
18. 14 9 12 ~8* - 11 3 -
19. 17 9 10 ~13* - 17 - -
20. 14 9 11 14.5 1 7 6 -
21. 16 6 13 14.5 4 12 - -
22. 9 4 8 10.9 1 8 - -
23. 14 4 12 ~7* - 12 2 -
24. 15 5 14 12.6 8 7 - -
25. 20 13 13 ~10* 12 5 2 1
26. 13 8 11 8.0 6 7 - -
27. 7 1 4 6.7 1 2 4 -
28. 6 4 3 ~6* 2 - 3 1
29. 14 9 11 ~13* 12 1 1 -
30. 22 14 15 ~12* 16 4 2 -

2008 Salmon Catch by Lure

Method

Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Total
Fly 2 1 10   3   2   44   35   80    184
Spinner 3 3   3   6 13   61 338 296    723
Worm         4   1   10  47  38    100
Shrimp       1   2   4     2    2    6      17
Total 5 4 14 22 21 117 422 420 1,024
Released 4 1 8 13  6   59 209 227   527