Old Fishing Reports
The season ended with 149 fish caught for the season.
We had hoped for a strong run of fish for the back end of the season. Whilst we saw a good number of fish in October the large run came after the season closed, from 20th October till December. A total of 12 fish were caught.
Good number of fish were showing in all pools throughout September with a total of 14 fish caught.
30 fish were caught in August which was good going as we suffered fairly high water during the middle parts of the month. Largest fish landed was by J Hutton, 12lb using a temple dog, in Blackstone on 13 August, he caught 2 further fish that day including a 4lb grilse in Blackstone and 4lb in Doaks. On 22 August , young angler, aged 10, A Strabane, landed his first salmon in Snaa, 5lb, he managed to beach the salmon unassisted.
A Strabane caught his first salmon August 2016
24 August visiting angler from NYC, E Shugrue landed his first Irish salmon weighing 6lb on his first cast into the Snaa pool. Lucky chap.
Water conditions on the Upper Mourne were good for most of July. There was a good run of fish in the first 10 days when there was a lot of fish about. This was followed on by more fresh fish coming into the system however water conditions were variable during the last week or so. A total of 58 fish have been caught in July, the largest being 17lb and a few more making double numbers.
The first couple of weeks in June were dry and water levels were very low with no reports of any fish caught. After some rain in the middle of the month several fish were caught, the two biggest being 13lb and 14lb and several more hooked and lost.
Water conditions were also good in the third week of June with a further 13 salmon caught, again a good number were lost. Plenty of fish are now showing. There have been 26 salmon caught up to 28th June.
Fish have arrived in the Mourne, with fish being caught in the lower and mid stretches of the River. 10 May visting angler, M Broughton caught a fresh springer 6lb 7oz in the Snaa. We have some good rod availability in May for bookings either call Avril 02881661683 or visit our section on fishpal.com.
Very little activity to report on our beats.