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       Atlantic Salmon Fishing Season Opens 1st February & Closes 30th September

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39 fish ran through the counter last week.    Our guests Eric Dyson and Martin Tinald took grilse last week on Kilbarry Summer Shrimp patterns.

2,159 Salmon and Grilse ran through the counter at Clondulane in the month of June and 831 in July. Having the Draft nets bought off  on the set aside scheme proved very productive.

 Tight  lines ~ Doug 

   River Conditions for Fly Fishing on Saturday, 16 September 2000

Fishing Prospect:- 

Very Good        Good        Moderate        Challenging   Go to the pub!!!

Height :-   Very    Low  Summer Level     High   Flood    Over the Banks

Status:-           Stable           Dropping        Rising

Colour :-   Clear    Very Light Peat Stain  Heavy Peat Stain      Coloured

I have found over the years, that Salmon take much better when the river is clear or has a light peat stain, then it is less acidic from the peat run off.

Water Temperature Salmon
░ F ░ C Fly Size
45 ~ 50 7.2 ~ 10 2 ~ 6
50 ~ 55 10 ~ 12.7 6 ~ 8
55 ~ 60 12.7 ~ 15.6 8 ~ 10
60 ~ 65 15.6 ~ 18.3 10 ~ 12
65 + 18.3 + 12 ~ 16

Mid Day     Air Temperature:- 66F           Water Temperature:- 58F

Recommended Tackle & Fly Choice   

 Kilbarry Fly Pattern for River Condition    Size as per water temperature

   Kilbarry Stud    Summer Shrimp      Autumn Shrimp     Charlie's Charm      Silver Stud

Fish Running:- Spring Salmon   Summer Salmon     Grilse     Autumn Salmon   

Number of Fish running though Counter at Clondulane Weir for week ending    09/07= 453     16/07 =236   23/07 = 35  30/7 = 20  6/8=151   13/8 = 48      20/8 = 79    27/8 =  103  3/9 = 159  10/9 = 39       

Suggested Tackle

Double Handed Fly Rod:-    15'   or  13'  (for upper beats)   12'  Aquarex Range by Sharpe's of Aberdeen         

DT Fly Line :- Wet Cell II     3m Sink Tip    Cortland 444 Floating Peach    + Sink Tip Add-on

Leader :-      15lb Maxima    12lb Maxima      8lb Maxima      Orvis 13.5lb Super Strong

Chest Waders :-   4mm  Neoprene      Orvis Pro Guide Breathables + Fleece

                                                       

For further Salmon Fly Fishing information e-mail  Doug Lock

 ęDoug Lock 19.Dec1999 Blackwater Fly Fishing  REFFIS Salmon Fly Fishing Instructor & Guide     

Ghillie Cottage, Kilbarry Stud, Fermoy,  Co.Cork,  Ireland    flyfish@eircom.net     tel.+353 25 32720  fax. +353 25 33000   www.speycast-ireland.com

 

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