The Magic 100 is Reached!
Yesterday - July 17 - we hit the 100 fish caught for the season mark!
The recent rain has brought the river up and got the fish running,
and we have caught 59 so far for July for only 88 rod days.
49 of these have been caught in the last 9 days for 77 rod days.
Here's the latest picture on river levels at 18.30 this evening (Saturday 17th.).
The river is dropping quite quickly. On the lower river the clarity is extremely poor - virtually unfishable.
It is clearing down quite well from the top of the river & fish were caught today
on a couple of our beats on the upper river between Castletownroche and Mallow.
Connie gillied two guests on our very top beat and the party had 5 fish for the day including fish of 11, 5, 5, 4 & 3lb.
Only a couple the grilse were kept - the other 3, including the 11 pounder were released.
All were taken on spinner, but Connie reckoned it would be have been fly-fishable at the end of the day.
Two were sea-liced and the beat is 28 miles upstream of the Lodge!
One other grilse reported so far from the middle of the upper river as well.
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