22/04/2013

Cuckoo Arrives and Fish Too

Delphi_Ken_Heribert_Jens_210413The Cuckoo has just arrived and according to Paddy Heneghan’s calendar it’s a day early. It may hopefully be an indication of the onset of kinder weather with higher temperatures. I hope this isn’t wishful thinking on my part.

The fishing has continued to be excellent and we have landed 8 fish since my last update.

David Dunne had a fish on Saturday afternoon off Finlough of 6lbs3ozs on a Flame Thrower.

The remaining 7 fish have all been landed by a group of German anglers from Munich. 5 of these were landed yesterday, 4 of them off Fin weighing in at 7lbs10.5ozs taken by Heribert, 6lbs9ozs taken by Jens, 8lbs14.5ozs taken by Ken Williams, his first ever and then in the afternoon Bernd had one of 10lbs9ozs. All were taken on cone head Frances’s or Collie’s. One fish was also landed on Doolough of approx 11lbs again by Heribert.

There were 2 landed today, both from Finlough on Collie Dogs weighing in at approx. 7lbs and a sea liced cracker of 14lbs5ozs taken by Heribert.

Heribert_14Lbs5oz_220413Fish are proving difficult to tempt in the river at the moment with most of the apparently running straight through, even though conditions are ideal with water running at 55 and dropping.

D.McEvoy