This is what many anglers have
been saying to me when they
come back from the river in the
last week or so.
Huge numbers of fish but not inclined to take anything.
This is the river yesterday
with the Ballyduff gauge on 0.40m.
The lower river is now at
its lowest level since June 2.
The clarity was ~4-5 feet but appeared to drop to about 3 feet yesterday.
and is at its lowest level since July 30.
On some beats, anglers are
seeing huge numbers of fish
- both rather coloured residents
but also fresh fish running,
They had however been
remarkably difficult to catch.
Yesterday, things picked up with 4 fish to 11.4lbs. 2 French anglers had 3 fish to 11.4lb - 2 on the fly.
This lovely 10 pounder was taken by John Lambourn
from the UK on fly on the Hut Pool on Upper Kilmurry
on September 13.
The First Autumn Fish
Jean-Francois Le Meur (right) from Britanny
caught the first autumn fish I have seen this month
on the fly at the Hut Pool on Upper Kilmurry.
It was absolutely fresh & weighed 11.4lb.
he released another fish of 5lb.
His brother Andre (left) had a fresh 8 pounder
from the same pool also on fly.
It looks as if fish are starting to come on the take finally.
Fly is by far the most successful method so far for September.
It's looking very promising indeed for the extension
to October 12th.
I have already had 3 fish reported so far
by 11.00am - all on the fly.