I’m afraid that Germany have been even more emphatic in their victory in the salmon fishing league this week than in football. At this moment in time they lead 10-1. The only consolation is that they have more players on their team!!
Since my last update we have landed 5 salmon, all on Tuesday.
The dynamic husband and wife duo of Heinz and Heidi Hoefler had a magic morning on Finlough boating three fish. Heinz had two weighing in at 12lbs13ozs and approx.11lbs and Heidi had one weighing in at 9lbs11ozs. All fish were landed on a Frances.
In the afternoon Michael Pettigrew managed to claw back some degree of respectability when he landed a fish of 10lbs5ozs on a Stoats Tail from Finlough.
Heribert then landed his fourth fish of the week, off the Grilse pool on a Collie Dog and weighing in at approx 6.5lbs.
Since Tuesday the weather changed, it’s gotten cold again and the fish have turned off with none taken or touched since. However, it must be noted that good numbers of fish have been seen in the system, so hopefully we will see some fish landed in the next few days.
On the Champions League of Salmon fishing I must say well done to the Irish contingent of the Pettigrews’ and the Layden brothers who tried hard but were well beaten. Hey that’s fishing, you never know. I reckon the German team were just lucky!!! D.McEvoy