Week 10 finished in fine style with three fish landed. Conditions were excellent with the river running at 52 and the day itself was pleasant with intermittent sunshine. Yvonne who had yet to get off the mark did so with gusto, when she landed two fish from the Horseshoe Pool in 15 minutes. The first weighed in at 7lbs14ozs and the second was approx. 7lbs. Both, fish were taken on a Delphi Collie, fished on a floating line. Just after lunch Werner thought the Stream on Finlough looked perfect and duly landed a sea liced fish of approx. 7.5lbs. This was also taken on a Delphi Collie. That brought our total for the week to seven.
On Sunday we welcomed three new syndicate members and they were certainly encountered stormy, cold and wet weather. Water height this week has varied from 45 to 80 but we have had gales every day from the West or North West, making fishing on Finlough nearly impossible. Having said that Ciaran Boland did manage to land a lovely fish on Monday afternoon in the Meadow Pool of 10lbs15ozs on a Delphi Collie. There were also a few handshakes, with two fish being encountered briefly on Tuesday and another risen.
There was heavy rain again on Wednesday night and the river was at 70 on Thursday morning. Alan Molloy, on his first outing of the year managed to land a fish in the Whin Pool of approx. 7.5lbs on a Black and Yellow copper tube. Steve Jones also on his first outing of the season, landed a lovely fish of approx. 8lbs in the Waterfall on a Willie Gunn.
The river is at 65 this morning after more rain last night and Paul Wymes as usual got his season off to a great start when he landed a lovely fish of 9lbs6ozs in the Waterfall on a Willie Gunn. We have some very experienced rods today so I would be hopeful that we should see a few more before the close of play. There are still rods available tomorrow, Sunday and Monday and conditions should be good for the coming days so if anyone is interested please contact me directly on 087 6388510. D.McEvoy
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