17/04/2012

Nine more for the Book

D.Allcutt 17 April_12Apologies for not updating you since the 10th but it was hard to get the chance the way last week panned out. It does mean however that I have more to write about.

We actually have 9 fish landed since my last update even though conditions were difficult at times with water running off very quickly. The fish included the following:

On the 10th Michael Wymes had a fish in the Whin Pool of approx. 7lbs on a Willie Gunn.

Maxi Schiedt had one of approx. 7lbs off theshoreofDoolough.

In the afternoon Richard McDowell had a sea liced fish from the Whin Pool of 9lbs10ozs on a Yellow Dick. (yes, it’s not a joke)

On the 11th Andrew Lyall had a fish of approx 8lbs from the Rock Pool on a Gary Dog.

Maxi Schiedt had another from the shore of Dooloughof  approx. 7lbs.

We drew a blank on the 12th with no fish landed and on the 13th it was David Allcutt who saved the day with a sea liced 6lbs15oz fish off the Meadow Pool on a Delphi Collie.

B. Hadden Fishing the RiverOn the 14th we had 2 double figure fish, one off the Whin taken by Barry Daniel on a Cascade and one of approx.12.5lbs taken by Ronan Walsh on a Silver Shrimp on the Rock Pool.

On the 15th Angus Sutherland managed to take a sea liced fish from the Whin Pool of 8lbs1oz on a Collie Dog.

I will be expecting good fishing for the rest of this week as we had 34mm of rain last night. The river is now up at 48 and we are getting heavy  showers also, and there is heavy rain forecast for tonight so conditions should be ideal for the rest of the week. Hopefully I won’t have to eat my words.

I know Michael Wymes was rather pleased to land his fish on the 10th but it was his son Paul and daughter in law Sarah who claimed the limelight that day when they had their second child a baby boy Archie. All I can say is that if Salmo Salar has a blog it will be hot news and they will try and avoid being caught by another Wymes. Although if Archie is half as effective as his father it may be necessary to consider new conservation measures. We wish all of them well in the future.
D.McEvoy