Best Month of April since 2008!
The quiet spell had ended (as I reported in the last newsletter) on Sunday April 22nd. which was
the Best Day of the Season so far, & also produced the Biggest Fish of the Season.
We then had a very good week, with a total of 12 fish caught in just 8 days giving the best total for the month since 2008.
April 21: Dave Walsh from Mallow had two fish on Killavullen. His very first ever springer with one of 6lb.,
followed in quick succession by a 9-9½ pounder released - both on spinner.
John McNulty had a 15 pounder on spinner on Woodstream. This was the Biggest of the Season.
April 23: A 13½ pounder for Barry Kendellan on Bridgetown & one ~8lb. lost on Kilmurry.
April 24: Two 7-8 pounders from the same beat on the upper river. One on fly & one on spinner.
April 25: A 10 pounder reported by midday from Bridgetown on the upper river.
An 8.6lb with sea-lice taken later at Ballyhooly. Both on spinner.
April 26: One very large fish (15-20lb) on one of our upper beats.
April 27: A 7 pounder released on spinner from one of our upper beats.
April 28: The First Grilse was caught, plus two 7 & 11 pounders - all taken on the lower river.
Please see our April Photo Gallery for more pictures of these fish.
This lovely fresh 7lb. fish was caught & released on fly on the upper river on April 27th.
With the forecast now mainly dry through the coming weekend, except for some light rain on Friday.
Prospects of sport are looking superb as there is now obviously a good head of springers in the system
& the river is coming into superb condition.
Clarity is 3½ - 4 feet & the height on the Ballyduff gauge is now only 0.51m.
It is at perfect fly height on both the upper & lower river.
Open Weekend April 21/22
Please see my Facebook Photo Album of this outrageously successful weekend attended by 46 particpants
who were treated firstly to presentations on fly lines (Glenda) & followed by welded loops (Conor Arnold).
Thereafter, it was off to the river for an afternoon of presentations & clinics on fly casting.
It was so successful & booked up so quickly that a second has been arranged for May 4 which is also fully booked.
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