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.