Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The flood subsided well today but another small fresh hits the upper river.

Scattered showers ((some heavy) fell in the upper catchment during the day. These have died away & the forecast is dry up the weekend with a likelihood of some rain on Sunday & Monday. High pressure should then build for the following week.

The upper river at Millstreet fell 1.80m until 16.00 & has risen 10cm this evening due to the showers.

The Killavullen gauge has fallen 1.70m since midnight last night & is at 2.00m at 20.00 today.

The Funcheon was still running quite high & dirty this afternoon, but the Araglen has cleared..

The Ballyduff gauge has fallen 1.30m since 06.00 this morning & is down to 1.30m at 21.00 this evening. 

As the river falls, the sedimenty colour is starting to drop out so we should have better clarity rather more quickly. It is carrying a heavy peat stain which will become more apparent as the sedimenty colour drops out. Hopefully it will be in fishable order faster than we think!

Water temperature at Ballyduff: Fallen to 12.8ºC / 55.1ºF.


Five rods ventured out today for a while & saw a few fish moving, but the water was still very heavy & coloured.

Looking absolutely superb for the last 2 weeks of the season!
The river should be fairly well spinnable tomorrow as it is dropping quite quickly. It probably won’t be fly fishable until Thursday.
This flood should bring in the run of larger autumn fish so the prospects of sport later in the week should be excellent.

No problem for rods & accommodation at the moment.

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