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Saint Patrick's Day - March 17th.
The Luck of the Irish!
Best Day of the Season so far - Three Springers landed.
First  Day of 2015 where one angler lands two salmon.


Colm Dooly (Mallow) landed this 7lb. fish within
half an hour of getting to the river at Carrig - just below Mallow and 3 casts later he released another similar fish.
Both were taken on spinner.


Stephen O'Riordan (Limerick) released this 6lb. fish
on spinner at Ballyhooly Bridge on the upper river.

 


This was the river below the Lodge at 14.30 today (Wednesday March 19th.)
Ballyduff gauge height:  0.76m.    Clarity:  5 feet


The river is now the lowest it has been since February 21.
It has now settled & fined off to superb order
and fish are now coming on the take.

After almost 4 weeks of high, wildly fluctuating water levels, the river has finally settled
and is just coming into fly order on both the lower & upper beats.

It was a beautiful bright day here today after the early morning fog burnt off.  
Air temperature +11C at 18.00. The forecast continues to be for high pressure building over Ireland.
It should be dry from this evening right through this week with some cool nights.


The middle river at Killavullen (37km upstream of the Lodge) is also dropping slowly but steadily.
It is down to 1.55m at 22.30 this evening.
Clarity is about 5 feet.


The lower river at Ballyduff is still falling quite quickly.
It is down to 0.74m at 22.30 this evening.
Clarity is ~5 feet.

 

Water temperature at    Ballyduff: 8.4C / 47.2F @ 22.00.
Water temperature at Killavullen: 7.6C / 45.7F @ 22.00.

High Tides
We have spring tides at the end of the week which will
peak on Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 4.1m in Youghal.


Prospects.
The river was in excellent order for spinning throughout today.
It was still a bit high for the fly today on the lower river but should be OK from tomorrow.
The upper river is now in fly order. With the dry weather continuing, the river will continue to improve steadily,
and the next seven days look very promising indeed! The river is settling down and fish are starting to come on the take.
Springers are being met & caught right through the system from the lower river to 20 miles above Mallow.


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