16/05/2014

Jarman to the Fore

Christopher_Jarman_1305_2014_2We have ten more fish landed since my last update on Sunday afternoon.

Christopher Jarman has been in fine form this week with four fish landed so far. The first from the Rock pool on Sunday evening with the river at 85 was probably the most impressive. Christopher decided to fish the Rock pool from the far side and duly hooked and landed an 8lbs12ozs fish on the far side of the island. The fish was taken on a Collie Dog. Shortly afterwards Iwona Grochowska from Poland whilst practising casting managed to land her first ever salmon, a beautiful sea liced fish of 10lbs8ozs from the Stream on Finlough on a Willie Gunn.

On Monday we had two fish, both off Finlough. Christopher Jarman had the first, a 5lbs12ozs fish taken on a Delphi Collie from Butler’s Point. Stuart Lyon also had one off Fin, whilst casting off the Pier. The fish weighed in at 10lbs and half an ounce and was taken on a Delphi Collie.

DSCN1037On Tuesday Christopher managed to land his third again on Finlough off the Boat Point. The fish was taken on a Collie Dog and weighed in at 8lbs7ozs.

Wednesday we had two. Christopher had one from the New Island Pool of 9lbs4ozs on a Red Frances. Robbie Burton also managed to land a fish of approx. 4.5lbs from the Holly Pool on a Flame Thrower.

Thursday, there were two fish landed. Ciaran Boland had one from Morrison’s taken on a Willie Gunn and was approx. 8lbs. In the evening John Tappin had a sea liced fish of approx. 5lbs from the Rock Pool on a stripped Collie Dog.

So far today we have one fish landed. Paul Shalvey had his second of the week, a good fish of 9lbs at Cross Point on Doolough

There have also been a number of fish lost and more seen than the last few weeks. Having said that conditions have been ideal with the water running off gradually all week and it is still holding at 35. The only complaint would be that it’s a bit bright at times but when we don’t see it that often, a bit of sunshine is keeps everyone else happy!!

With more heavy rain due from tomorrow afternoon conditions should be ideal again next week. D.McEvoy