Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Ireland -

THE SALMON sea­son opens early, on Jan­uary 1, and there will be fresh salmon in the sys­tem from open­ing day. It is with good rea­son Carrowmore is con­sid­ered one of the pre­mier spring salmon fish­eries in Ire­land.


The lough will hold a good num­ber of salmon from the very first day of the year, though fish­ing usu­ally in­ten­si­fies af­ter the first mild weather ar­rives in Feb­ru­ary and the win­ter storms sub­side. The lake is shal­low so it is im­por­tant to take a great deal of care as there are a good num­ber of sub­merged rocks. The Green Peter, Bibio and Dab­bler flies all work well.


From July on­wards the prin­ci­pal quarry be­comes the sea-trout. Some of the favourite drifts of lo­cal rods in­clude Gort­more Is­land on the south­ern side of the lough, around Der­rens Is­land on the north-west, all along the north­ern shore and at the mouth of the Glen­cullin River in the east.

Fish­ing is only al­lowed from a boat on Carrowmore.

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