2011 Gallery of First Ever Salmon
Anglers who caught their first salmon at the Lodge in 2011
(Click on the thumbnails to go to the appropriate gallery to find a larger image)

Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
No. of Rods 2,738 1,702 1,801 3,126 3,302 2,887 3,173 3,301 3,311 3,485 4,112 2,702 2,669 2,414 2,223 2,159 1,873 1,720 1,884
No. of First Salmon 25 27 52 47 49 31 50 28 54 28 52 32 48 46 42 42 26 40 61
% First of Rod Days 0.9 1.6 2.9 1.5 1.5 1.1 1.6 0.9 1.6 0.8 1.3 1.2 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.4 2.3 3.2

The above table shows the number of first salmon caught each year. You can see that 2008 was the highest ever number.
Also given is the number of rod day for the season & the number of first salmon caught expressed as a %age of the rod days.
This also is the highest %age ever recorded.  A great reason to come and fish with us if you are looking to catch your first ever salmon!

No. Date   Angler Beat Lure Weight
(lbs.)
1. April 26 Liam Guerin                               U.S.A. Upper Kilmurry - Gillie Pool W 7.8
2. May 16 Philippe Bargwil                       France Upper Kilmurry - Hut Pool S 4.0
3. May 28 Clive Gronow                            Wales Lower Kilmurry - Island Stream W 13.1
4. June 13 Jane Zavasky                            USA Lower Kilmurry - Island Stream W 6.9
5. June 21 Jack Kadlubowski                      UK Lower Kilmurry - Island Stream S ~6*
6. July  21 Marino Bellini                           Italy Woodstream S 4.1
7. Jesslyn Hiltz                             USA Ballincurrig W 6.4
8. Jake Hiltz                                 USA Ballincurrig S ~4*
9. July 22 Tommy Quinlivan (7 yrs.old)  Ireland Lower Kilmurry W 4.1