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  • Title: Salmon Fishing at Aasleagh Lodge
    Descriptive info: .. Aasleagh Lodge.. Promote your Page too.. Home.. Lodge.. Cottage.. Salmon Fishing.. Fishing Reports.. Gallery.. Activities.. Links.. Location.. About Us.. Newsletter.. Contact Us.. Rates.. LATEST NEWS: Reduced Rates for 2012, see.. here.. for details.. Download the 2011 Newsletter.. (PDF, 2MB).. Situated in a wild and rugged valley in the west of Ireland, the River Erriff and surrounding area is bound to take your breath away.. It is a premier location for fishing wild Atlantic salmon, where you can test your angling skills against this most prized of fish.. There is nothing to compare to the rush of adrenaline as a beautiful  ...   the rod bends over in a tight bow.. Landing one of these hard-fighting silver salmon is truly the experience of a lifetime!.. Combine this with luxury accommodation and top quality fresh local cuisine.. at Aasleagh Lodge.. , as well as a wealth of other activities in the area as listed below:.. Hillwalking.. Beaches.. Golf.. Coastal cruises.. Horseriding.. Island Hopping.. Sea Angling.. Historical Attractions.. Adventure Centres.. Scuba Diving.. You're guaranteed to bring home some special memories!.. Salmon Fishing, August 2011.. Enquiries.. to James Stafford, Manager, Aasleagh Lodge, Leenane, Co.. Galway.. Phone:.. +353-95-42252.. Fax.. +353-95-42361.. Email:.. erriff.. fish@iol.. ie.. Website :.. www.. errifffishery.. ie..

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  • Title: Aasleagh Lodge - Salmon Fishing Lodge
    Descriptive info: Fishery.. Reports.. History.. Accommodation.. Food.. Aasleagh Lodge, your home away from home, is a beautifully restored 19th century Victorian country house, with 9 spacious and comfortable bedrooms.. It was previously part of the estate of the Marquis of Sligo, and is now managed by Inland Fisheries Ireland.. The house is set in 36 acres of mature woodlands with magnificent views over Killary Harbour and surrounded by beautiful mountains.. A short walk through the grounds brings you to the famous Aasleagh Falls, an internationally famous waterfall on the Erriff River, where silver salmon can be seen leaping as they make their way upstream..  ...   sleep in comfort and tranquillity.. The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated to the highest standards, with 8 ensuite and one standard room.. Catch up with other guests after your day's activity in the old-style drawing room, or visit one of the local hostelries, before dinner.. Every effort is made to make your stay at Aasleagh Lodge all-embracing, with the best locally caught seafood, and fresh home produce.. Each evening of the week guests are treated to a different local speciality, prepared fresh in the kitchen.. A hearty breakfast will set you up for your day's activity, and packed lunches are available daily..

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  • Title: Holiday Cottages
    Descriptive info: Aasleagh Falls Cottage and Aasleagh Fjord Cottage.. The original Aasleagh Cottage was virtually demolished and two new cottages were constructed.. Aasleagh Cottages are spacious cottages situated at the top of the Killary Fjord with unrivalled views of the sea and surrounding mountains.. The perfect retreat for anglers, hill walkers, tourists or just to get away from it all.. Built on the Aasleagh Estate with direct access to the Erriff River, Aasleagh Falls and Aasleagh Lodge.. The Cottages are spacious, comfortable and finished to an approved 4 star quality rating.. They are equipped with timber fires, two ensuite bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and a large dining area.. There is also a garden and patio with BBQ facilities.. Breathtaking views of the Killary Fjord from the lounge, thus  ...   can provide information to all activities.. Directions:.. From Westport: Take the N59 for 19 miles, turn right at the Delphi/Louisburgh Road.. The cottages are situated 50mtrs on the right.. From Leenane: Take the N59 for 2 miles, turn left at the Delphi/Louisburgh Road.. Check In.. : From 4pm.. Check Out.. : 12 noon.. The cottages are available all year round.. Special Offers will be advertised on this website.. 2011 Rates:.. January - May: 350 per week.. June - September: 600 per week.. Oct - December: 350 per week.. Electricity Extra and payable on departure.. 50% Deposits are required upon acceptance of booking and are non refundable.. Balance payable one month in advance of arrival date.. Short term breaks may be considered outside the high season..

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  • Title: Salmon Fishing Ireland - Erriff Fishery
    Descriptive info: Salmon.. Beats.. Regulations.. Flies.. Catch/Release.. Catch Stats.. The River Erriff is renowned as a salmon fishery, with regular guests returning year after year to experience the wonderful fishing in these stunning surroundings.. The fishery is comprised of the Erriff River and the two lakes of Tawnyard and Derrintin.. A spate river, it is characterised by lively streams and deep fish-holding pools.. It has 8 miles of prime angling water, divided into 9 beats, which are rotated amongst anglers on a daily basis.. Fishing is uncrowded with only two rods on most beats, and a maximum of 3 on the remainder.. Flyfishing is the norm, but spinning, worm and prawn may be permitted by the fishery manager in certain circumstances.. For flyfishing, a 10-11 foot single-handed rod, capable of casting an 8-9 line is adequate.. As the catchment is subject to varied climatic  ...   in sizes 6-14 to suit water conditions.. Tobys and Flying C spinners are commonly used when the river is in spate.. The river can be fished both from the bank and by wading.. There is a run of spring salmon into the river during the months of April and May, with grilse and summer salmon appearing from late May.. The runs continue throughout June, July, August and the early part of September.. Tawnyard Lough is 250 acres in size.. It gets a run of grilse and sea trout from June, and there is very lively brown trout fishing to small flies.. The lough is situated high in the hills, in a most scenic area of South Mayo.. Fly-fishing and dapping are the only permitted methods of fishing.. Boats and outboard motors are available to anglers.. Sample Video - Salmon Fishing, August 2011.. erriffishery..

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  • Title: Salmon Fishing Reports
    Descriptive info: 2012.. 15TH AUGUST 2012.. Summer weather arrived at last in the Erriff valley, and with the Erriff being a spate river, water levels dropped off from 1.. 0m at the beginning of the week to 0.. 68m on Saturday 11th.. Overnight rain on the 11th increased levels to 0.. 98 meters on the morning of Sunday 12th.. Overall angling conditions were poor in comparison to previous weeks.. Ken Mills, UK, caught 3 grilse in one day in the Gauge Pool on Beat 9.. Seamus Harrold, Limerick, caught one of 5 lbs on a Black Cascade in the Garden Pool.. Kevin Glynn, Dalkey, Co.. Dublin landed 2 fish.. The Coronation Pool produced a 5.. 5-pounder for Richard Daly from Dublin.. Michael Tallon, Wicklow, released a 5 pounder taken on an Ally s Shrimp in the Falls Pool.. Local angler Michael Wade, fishing a Collie Dog, landed the only salmon in the Erriff District Anglers Competition held on Sunday.. Tawnyard Lough produced 6 sea trout and over 200 brown trout to 3/4lbs for Kevin Crowley and Chris McCully in 2 days fishing in far from ideal conditions.. Fish of the week goes to Tobias Stern, Austria, on his annual fishing trip to the Erriff, who landed a salmon of 17lbs caught on an Ally s Shrimp in the Falls Pool Tobias also caught one of 5.. 75 lbs.. Total catch for the week was 12 salmon and 9 sea trout.. Tobias Stern with his fantastic 17lbs salmon.. 8TH AUGUST 2012.. The week started off with water levels at 0.. 8 meters on the Aasleagh Gauge on Sunday 29th July.. Extreme heavy rains resulted in a massive spate of 2.. 16 meters on the 3rd which rendered the river unfishable for most of the day.. Although levels were very high the water was relatively clean and levels had dropped to 1.. 24 meters the following morning.. David Gaffney, Kilkenny, caught 2 grilse on Beat 5 and Beat 9.. Anthony Holden, Dublin, caught 2 grilse in the Falls Pool and Upper Garden Pool.. Congratulations to Penny Tindal who caught her first ever salmon in the Garden Pool on a Shrimp Fly on the 1st August.. A Garry Dog produced a 6.. 5lbs.. fish for Anthony Tindal which was caught in the Gauge Pool.. Anthony also had 3 sea trout in the Square Pools which were safely released to the water.. Derek Harrison, Chester, U.. K.. released 2 grilse of 5lbs.. each and his son Simon retained one of 5.. 75lbs.. taken in the Coronation Pool on Beat 8 and released another of approximately 4 lbs.. all fish were taken on Shrimp patterns.. Niall Spellacy released a 4 pounder on Beat 4.. David Kirk released a grilse taken on a Collie Dog caught in Schoolhouse on Beat 3 and Trish Findlater returned a sea trout of 2lbs.. caught on a Collie Dog on Beat 8.. James Keogh and Ian Fox, Dublin, had 3 grilse on Beats 6 7 all on Cascades.. Roy Craigie caught one on a Blue Charm.. Fergus Crawford, Dublin, landed 3 grilse on Beat 7 Beat 9 with Tim Keane releasing a 5.. fresh run grilse caught in the Bridge Pool on a Cascade.. David Mooney, Killimor, retained one of 7.. which fell to a Stoat s Tail in Nee s Run on Beat 6 and released another caught in Altamont s Dam.. Greg Forde and son Christopher had their first salmon of the season in the Gauge Pool and in Kelly s Bend both fish were caught on Cascades.. Local angler Michael Coyne landed a grilse in the Top Square Pool on Beat 9.. Seamus Hartigan and James Stafford had a very sporting afternoon on Tawnyard Lough with 8 sea trout and some 30 brown trout.. The best sea trout caught was estimated at a good 4.. 5 lbs.. Most successful flies included Green Peter, Invicta and Bibio all in small sizes.. Delphi rods also accounted for 8 sea trout and several brown trout in two days fishing on Tawnyard.. All fish were safely returned to the water.. Fish of the week goes to Penny Tindal who caught her first ever salmon - a sparkling fresh grilse - the best sea trout of the season (so far) goes to Seamus Hartigan with a fish of 4.. from Tawnyard Lough.. Total catch for the week was 24 salmon and 26 sea trout.. 31ST JULY 2012.. Water levels were recorded at 0.. 7 metres on Sunday 22nd on the Aasleagh Gauge.. Heavy rain increased levels to 1.. 55 meters by midday on the 23rd.. Levels dropped to 1.. 1 meters on the 24th and increased to 1.. 4 meters on the 25th.. Levels then dropped slowly to 0.. 75 meters by the 28th of the month.. Alan Shatter, Clifden, caught one of 4.. 75lbs on a Bibio in Jenkin s Pool on Beat 5.. James Keogh, Dublin released a grilse in the School House Pool on Beat 3, taken on a Cascade.. Robert Devriese, Dublin, had 2 grilse taken on Cascades in the Bridge Pool and Garden Pool on Beat 9.. Margie Crawford, N.. I.. caught one of 9lbs in the Falls Pool on a Cascade.. Mark and Mandy Broughton, UK, caught 4 on Beat 6 and Beat 9 all fish were taken on Shrimp patterns.. Margie Crawford and John Nelson with a 9lbs summer salmon taken by Margie.. Hervé Rodrigue, France, released a 5lbs grilse taken on a Hairy Mary in the Black River Run on Beat 1, and another taken on the same fly in the Coronation Pool on Beat 8.. UK visitor Will Masterson caught 3 - with one from the Straight on Beat 5, another from Beat 6 and one from Beat 9.. David Williams, UK, caught and released 5 sea trout and his brother Christopher Williams from Hong Kong, fishing the Erriff for the first time, caught his first.. 3.. fly-caught salmon and 4 sea trout and returned all to the water again - all fish were taken on Cascades.. Kevin Attridge, originally from Achill but home on holidays from the Netherlands, had 3 in one day on Shrimp patterns.. Ian Keating, Partry, released a grilse taken in the Wall Pool at the top of Beat 1.. Trevor Champ, Dublin, caught one in the Quarry Pool on Beat 2 and another in Coronation Pool on Beat 8.. Local angler Brian Graham caught one in the Black Banks on Beat 6 on a Shrimp Pattern.. Annie and Robert Rusby, UK, had one each form Black Banks and Coronation Pool on a Purple Shrimp Fly and Gold Willie Gunn.. Gael Kerschbaumer, France released a fish estimated at 11lbs, taken on a GP in the School House Pool on Beat 3.. Gerard Garnier and Paul Fariney both from France finished their second week on the Erriff with an additional 10 fish between them.. Fish of the Week goes to Will Masterson, with a fish of 12lbs caught on a Cascade in the Falls Pool on Beat 9.. Total catch for the week was 37 salmon and 15 Sea trout 25 salmon and all 15 sea trout were released again.. 23RD JULY 2012.. Water levels on the Erriff were recorded at 0.. 86 meters on the 15th and 16th.. Heavy rains increased water levels to 1.. 9m on the 17th.. Thereafter levels fell slowly to 0.. 7m by the 21st.. With ideal water conditions fresh-run salmon and sea trout continued to enter the river.. Enda O Connell, Newcastle upon Tyne, grassed 3 fish in the one day - best fish 7lbs.. Enda was unlucky to lose 2 bigger fish all fish were taken on a Cascade of his own tying.. Andrew Beattie, on an annual week-long visit to the fishery, had 8 salmon and 6 sea trout all were returned to the river Andrew also lost another 8 fish - most fish were taken on Cascades of various sizes.. Stephen Ward s party, all from the U.. on an annual visit to Aasleagh Cottage and the Erriff, had 13 salmon and 13 sea trout including fish for Stephen, Tony Uttley, and Fred Mitchenson, with best fish going to Derek Bailey at 7.. Hervé Rodrigue, France caught 3 fish - best fish 7 lbs was caught in the Cottage Pool on Beat 4.. Desmond Edwards, Lisburn, N.. caught one in the Holly Poll and lost another in the General s Reach at the top of Beat 8.. Mount Falcon rods also had 2 salmon from the Island Rock and Coronation Pool Beat 8.. The Coronation Pool on Beat 8 produced a salmon of 7.. 75lbs for Michael Adamson, Dublin his first Erriff salmon.. Fishing with Michael, Rory McCullagh, Dublin caught his first ever salmon of 5lbs in the Black Banks on Beat 6 on a Willie Gunn tube fly.. It was another successful annual visit to the Erriff for Gerard Garnier and Paul Fariney both from France.. Their combined catch was 17 for their first of two weeks fishing on the Erriff this was Paul s first time salmon fishing and he accounted for 7 fish.. Gael Kerschbaumer, also from France, had 4 fish for his first week catching 3 fish on the one day on a Cascade on Beat 9.. Fish of the week, a fresh run 12.. 25-pounder, was caught on a Cascade in Poleen on Beat 4 by Ian Keating, Partry, Co.. Mayo, who having weighed the fish sportingly released it again.. Total catch for the week was 51 salmon and 40 sea trout.. ALL fish were taken on fly.. A total of 34 salmon and all sea trout were sportingly released back to the river - several of the salmon retained were identifiable as part of a smolt release into the lower section of the river during April 2011.. At the time of writing the report (23rd) heavy rain has resulted in another spate of 1.. 5 meters so given favorable weather conditions prospects look good for the coming week.. Gerard Garnier releasing a nice fish last week.. 15TH JULY 2012.. Water levels on the Erriff were still above average for the week.. Levels were recorded at 0.. 76 meters on the 8th.. Heavy showers increased levelsto 1.. 1 meters on the 9th and 1.. 2 meters on the 10th.. With no further rain of any significance levels fell to.. 72 meters by the 14th of the week.. Overall angling pressure on the river was light during the week.. Fishing a Cascade in the Falls Pool on Beat 9, Barbara Ceillier, Dublin, caught a fresh-run grilse of 5lbs.. Alexander Mills Gareth Beattie from Co.. Tyrone had 3 fish from the School House Pool on Beat 3 and the Sea Pool and Upper Garden Pool on Beat 9 best fish weighed 5lbs.. Arthur Muckian and his son James had one each in the Falls Pool on a Red Shrimp and Orange Cascade.. Bill Bullick caught one of 6lbs in the Colonel s Run on Beat 6 on a Curry s Red Shrimp, and Jim Wilson, Mount Falcon,released a grilse taken on a Coolraw Killer in the General s Reach on Beat 8.. Brian Stark, N.. Irl.. , fishing the Erriff for the first time, caught a grilse in the Garden Pool on a Cascade and lost another.. Hazel Clarke, U.. , caught one on a Stoat s Tail in the Garden Pool on Beat 9.. Anthony Holden landed one in the Bridge Pool on Beat 9 on a Cascade.. Andrew Beattie, U.. , caught 2 in the Falls and Sea Pools on a Curry s Red Shrimp.. Annual French visiting angler Gerard Garnier caught 3 fish all on Beat 9 on a Cascade and released all fish to the water again.. Total catch for the week was 15 salmon and 8 sea trout.. At the time of writing the report heavy overnight rain on the 16th has increased levels to 1.. 6 meters on the Aasleagh Guage so prospects look good for the coming week.. Lady Hazel Clarke with a nice Erriff grilse taken on Beat 9 late in the evening.. 8TH JULY 2012.. Weather conditions and clear water levels at 1.. 3 meters were very favourable on Sunday Ist July the levels then fell slowly to 0.. 75m by the end of the week.. High water conditions combined with spring tides of 4.. 7m brought a run of salmon and sea trout into the river.. Michel Winthrop, France caught a grilse of 5lbs on a Lady Fallacia in the School House Pool on Beat 3.. The following day Michel Le Paire caught a sea-liced fish of 7.. 75 lbs in the Sea Pool on a Shrimp Fly.. John Lyons, Clonbur caught a grilse of 5lbs in the Sea Pool on a Cascade.. A Willie Gunn was very successful for Urgan Mantle, Clonbur who caught and released 3 sea-liced fish - two of 5lbs and the other estimated at 6lbs the fish were caught in the Garden Pool, Gauge Pool and the Sea Pool on Beat 9.. Dr.. John Casey, Clifden released a sea trout of 2.. 5lbs taken on a Silver Doctor in the Quarry Pool on Beat 2 and also a grilse of 5lbs caught in the Garden Pool.. The Cattle Pass on Beat 1 produced a 6lbs fish for Philip Clesham a few days later Philip caught another 7lbs fish on a G.. P.. in the Dog Pool on Beat 2.. Mick Brown, Dublin released a fish of 7lbs taken on a Yellow Shrimp Fly on Beat 7.. Dermot Seymour released a fish of 4.. 5lbs taken on a Cascade in the Cottage Pool on Beat 4 and lost another 2.. Michael Wade, manager of Delphi Lodge, caught 3 fish on Beat 5 on a Collie Dog best fish 8lbs.. Alan Hartnett, Dundalk, fishing for sea trout on Beat 2 caught and released 6 sea trout for 5lbs and landed a salmon of 7lbs in the dark at 11.. 30pm all fish came to a Bibio.. Fish of the week, a sparkling fresh-run fish of 10.. 5lbs, was caught by Frank Hughes, Dublin on a Cascade in the Quarry Pool on Beat 2.. Derrintin Tawnyard Loughs produced some 20 brown trout up to 1lb for Donavin Brinklow in 2 afternoon fishing trips.. The best fish was estimated at 1lb all were caught on a Bibio Daddy Long Legs and all were sportingly released.. Total catch for the week was.. 16 Salmon, 17 Sea Trout and 22 Brown Trout.. Although water levels have dropped off a good run of sea trout all in excellent condition continue to enter the river and salmon can be seen coming in on every tide.. 30TH JUNE 2012.. Favorable water conditions prevailed on the Erriff for most of the week with water levels staying above 0.. 8 meters on the Aasleagh Gauge.. Levels were recorded at 1.. 5 meters on the 24th.. The river fell gradually to 0.. 8 meters by the 27th.. There were a further 3 small spates during the week with a big one of 1.. 6 meters on the last day of the month.. The run of salmon and grilse continued on every spate.. Sea trout also continued to return both in good numbers and also in excellent condition.. However the sea trout did not feature to any great extent in the rod catches as the size of flies being fished were overall too large to attract the sea trout.. David Gaffney, Dublin, caught a good grilse of 6lbs in the School House on a Shrimp Fly.. Jim Wilson, Mount Falcon, caught a grilse at The Hill on Beat 5.. Colin Edwards, U.. released a grilse taken in the Garden Pool on a Cascade and lost another in the Bridge Pool also on Beat 9.. Fishing the Erriff for the first time, Sue Clarke from London caught her first Irish Salmon in the Falls Pool on Beat 9 on a Cascade.. Tight lines continued for the following 2 days for Sue with 2 other good grilse of 5lbs from the Garden Pool on Beat 9 and from Joyce s Sand Hill on Beat 5 all 3 fish were sportingly released.. Raphael Amat, France, also fishing the Erriff for the first time, caught and released grilse estimated at 5lbs and 7 lbs on Beat 9 and also returned 2 sea trout.. David Kirk, Dublin caught a grilse of 4.. 5lbs in the Bridge Pool, and released 2 good sea trout of 1.. 5lbs each.. Alistair Thorley, U.. , on an annual visit to the Erriff, caught 5 fish - with 3 in one day -Alistair retained one of 9.. 5lbs taken in the Colonels Pool on Beat 6 and released the other two - all 3 fish were taken on a Pot Bellied Shrimp.. Mark Helmore, Clare, caught a grilse of 5lbs on a Shrimp pattern in The Straight on Beat 5.. Jim Barry, Dublin, caught a grilse in the Gauge Pool on Beat 9 and lost another two at the net Jim s son Kenneth, on a brief visit from London was unlucky to lose a good salmon in the Gauge Pool on his first visit to the Erriff.. Overall angling pressure was light on the fishery for most of the week with a total catch of.. 16 salmon and 8 sea trout.. The overall catch for the month was 57 salmon and 30 sea trout which again was a big increase on the combined rod catch for previous 2 years.. If the runs of salmon and sea trout which have as yet to peak continues it looks like being another very good season on the Erriff.. Raphael Amat releasing a nice grilse.. 27TH JUNE 2012.. Water levels on the Erriff were perfect at 1.. 4 meters on Sunday 17th.. The local angling club held a competition on the river - Peter Coyne came first with 2 fish which weighed in at 16.. 75lbs, which were caught on an Orange Shrimp and Collie Dog in the Falls Pool on Beat 9.. Second was Brian Graham with one fish of 8.. 25lbs, which was caught in the Black Banks on Beat 6 on a Shrimp Fly.. Several other fish were hooked and lost on the day.. Alain Metayer, France, a member of Michel Winthrop s party, grassed a beautiful fresh run springer of 12.. 75lbs on his first day ever salmon fishing the fish was taken on a Lady Fallaci in the Garden Pool on Beat 9.. Changing beats in the afternoon Alain sportingly released a 10lbs fish taken on the same fly in the Black Banks Pool on Beat 6.. Rene Boutonnet, a member of the same party, caught a sea-liced fish of 10.. 25lbs, which was taken on a Cascade in the Falls Pool from the right hand bank.. Alain Metayer with his 12.. 75lbs salmon.. James Keogh, Dublin had one for 9.. 5lbs taken on a Cascade in the Boat Pool on Beat 5, and he also released another estimated at 8.. The following day he had a fresh run grilse of 4.. 75lbs from the Sally Pool on Beat 7.. Heavy rains resulted in a huge spate of 2.. 2 meters on the morning of the 21st, which rendered the river unfishable for the rest of the day.. The river was in good order the following day - Stuart Woodhead, Scarborough, U.. , had a grilse and 2 good sea trout taken in the Holly and Coronation Pools on Beat 9.. Tom Harrington, Limerick, had a fish of 5.. 75lbs and released another of 5lbs which were caught in Altamont s Dam and Colonel s Pool on Beat 6..  ...   month again for salmon on the Erriff.. 22ND AUGUST 2011.. Angling conditions were good with the water level at 1.. 2 metres on Sunday 14th.. Levels fell slowly to 0.. 65 meters by Wednesday morning and rains brought the level back up to 0.. 9 meters by evening time.. With intermittent heavy showers levels were at 1.. 0 meters by Friday and dropped off to 0.. 9 meters on Saturday overall levels were good for the week although a little bit on the sunny side with a scarcity of up stream wind at times.. David Mooney, Killimor caught released two fresh-run grilse taken on a Cascade in the Gauge Pool on Beat 9.. It was a first fish on the fly for 12 year old Finlay Caffery, Athy a sea-liced grilse taken in the Sea Pool on a Black Shrimp Fly.. Hugh Jamison Martin Wilson, N.. had a brace of fish from Mickey s Run ON Beat 7 - both fish were taken on a Cascade.. The Erriff District Anglers had a Competition Day on Sunday 14th, with 5 rods catching 6 fish on Beats 2, 6 9 - heaviest fish was taken by Stuart Fleming at 5.. 75lbs while Conor O Leary had 2 with one from Beat 9 and the other from the Quarry Pool on Beat 2.. Richard Daly (Dublin) with a nice grilse above the falls.. Vaughan Lewis, U.. caught released 3 fish all taken on a Gold Stoat in Yellow Banks, Beat 5.. Kevin Duffy, Dundalk had 3 including a 7lbs fish taken in the Boat Pool on Beat 5.. A Black Pennell was successful for Anthony Tindal, Dublin taking a sea-liced grilse in the Garden Pool - his son William caught 2 in the Falls Pool including his first ever salmon and returned another one.. Paul Smith, Co.. Offaly returned a grilse taken in the Coronation Pool on an Orange Shrimp.. Stephen Jones, Dublin returned one taken in the Falls Pool on a Cascade and lost a big fish after some twenty minutes on a single-handed trout rod.. Jeremy Argall, Brest, France fishing the Erriff for the first time had his best ever salmon fishing, catching 6 fish for the week and lost several more including one in the Quarry Pool on Beat 2 a small Stoats Tail tube variant was the most successful fly.. Fishing a Sunray Shadow Dr.. John Casey, Clifden caught and released 4 salmon in a morning session on Beat 9.. Malachy O Callaghan, Dublin released a fish caught on a Shrimp pattern in the Coronation Pool Beat 8.. Eoin Brenham, Oughterard caught and released 2 fish taken on an Erriff Badger.. A total of.. 34 salmon and 16 sea trout.. were taken for the week of which 22 salmon were returned again to the water.. Although the main run has peaked nevertheless sea-liced fresh fish continue to enter the river and it is hoped that this reduced but steady run will continue into September.. Anglers planning future trips are advised to have a selection of darker flies in smaller sizes such as 12 14 and to have a selection of sink tips or an intermediate fly line.. 15TH AUGUST 2011 - 80 SALMON - BEST WEEK FOR MANY YEARS!.. 9m on Sunday the 7th, and with good angling conditions rods there was fantastic fishing with rods catching 18 salmon that day.. Water levels and angling conditions remained good for the following two days and a further 10 fish were caught.. Levels were recorded again at 0.. 8m at 8a.. m.. on the morning of the 10th, however the weather pattern changed dramatically and by 9.. 30a.. with extreme heavy rainfall the river level rose to 1.. 8m.. The spate peaked at 2.. 1m a few hours later and water levels remained high for a number of days falling slowly to 1.. 0m by the en.. d of the week.. With suitable water levels a great run of fresh fish entered the river.. Brian Holloway, a regular U.. visitor to the Erriff, had a fantastic week landing 11 salmon for the week with most of the catchreturned again to the river best day 4 fish taken on a Hairy Mary Cascade.. Kenneth Mills, U.. , a regular rod on the river in recent years had 9 for the week, mostly taken on an Orange Shrimp pattern.. New rods on the river Michael Whitehead and Tom Byam-Cook, U.. had 2 each and lost several more.. Herve Rodrigue, France had 4, best fish 12.. 25lbs taken in the Falls Pool on Beat 9.. Niall Wickham, Drogheda, Co.. Louth caught one of 14.. 1lbs in the Washing Pool on Beat 4.. Margaret Downes, Dublin had 4 for the week.. Richard Daly, Kevin Glynn and Edward Murphy all from Dublin had 8 fish between them.. Cascades and Shrimp patterns in various sizes were the most successful flies and apart from a few fish all the catch was taken on fly.. This was the best weeks fishing on the river for many years and it was good to see decent sized grilse up to 7lbs featured in the rod catch.. 80 salmon and 43 sea trout.. At the time of writing the report the river is in perfect condition after more rain yesterday, and water levels should remain good for fishing for the next few days.. Jane Beattie (NI) with a nice Erriff grilse.. Video taken Sunday August 7th.. 6TH AUGUST 2011 - RAIN ON THE WAY.. There were high tides up to 4.. 5 meters in the Killary early in the week salmon and sea trout were continually splashing on the high tides.. The high-water mark reached 1.. 45 meters and fresh fish continued to enter the lower river even though the river levels were recorded at 0.. 6 meters on the Aasleagh Gauge.. Water levels remained constant at 0.. 6 meters from the 31st to the 5th.. Heavy showers on the 6th resulted in levels rising to 0.. 9 meters.. Mark Broughton caught 2 in the Falls Pool and Bridge Pool on a silver Stoat.. Mandy Broughton caught a sparkling fresh run fish of 9lbs in the Falls Pool on a Stoat s Tail s14.. John Nelson, NI.. Caught one of 5lbs.. on a Cascade in the Sea Pool.. Margie Crawford had 3 on a Cascade and Ally Shrimp all from Beat 9.. A Stoat s Tail was successful for Mr.. Charles Lister, UK who caught his first ever salmon the fish estimated at 10lbs.. was returned again to the water.. Ian Morgan, UK caught a fresh run grilse in the Falls Pool on a Cascade variant.. Timothy Fairhurst, had 4 grilse including 1 from Jenkins taken on a Jock Scott all fish were released again.. Bart Liam Maloney had 4 best fish 7.. taken on a Willie Gunn.. Connor O Leary, Dublin returned a fish taken on a Shrimp Fly in the Coronation Pool Beat 8.. Angling conditions were poor on Tawnyard Lough which produced a few sea trout and numerous numbers of small brown trout to half a pound.. 21 salmon and 14 sea trout.. At the time of writing the report angling conditions have improved and good fishing is expected this week.. Plenty of rain forecast this week which should get fish moving.. Mandy Broughton (UK) with a fine 9lbs fresh salmon.. 30TH JULY 2011 - LOW WATER!.. Water levels continued to fall from 0.. 7 meters to 0.. 6 meters for the period and the river was baked in bright sunshine for most of the period.. Water temperatures were recorded between 18 and 20 degrees Centigrade.. There were less rods out on the river and catches were down on the previous week.. Robert and Annie Rusby, U.. caught a fish each in the Sea Pool and Garden Pool on Beat 9.. Jean Boidron and Mr.. Gerard Garnier France had one each from the Sea Pool on Cascades.. Fresh fish continued to show in the estuary on every tide and with the high water temperatures few fresh fish entered the river.. 24TH JULY 2011.. Water levels and angling conditions were excellent during the week beginning the 18th July with great cloud cover and strong winds.. Water levels were recorded at 1.. 6 meters on the Aasleagh Gauge and with regular very heavy showers the river held up well for several days and fresh grilse entered the river on every tide.. Stephen Ward, Tony Uttley, D.. Bailey, all from the U.. and fishing the Erriff for the first time had a good week catching 9 sparkling fresh grilse and 5 sea trout mainly on Cascades.. G.. Garnier, France fishing the Erriff for 25 years had his best day ever on the river with 3 fish from Beat 1 in a morning session and 7 fish from Beat 9 in the afternoon all fish were taken on Cascades and 8 were sportingly released, best fish 11.. 25lbs.. Andrew Beattie continued his week beating last years personal best (11) having 13 grilse and 6 Sea Trout for the week once again a Cascade was the most successful fly pattern 10 grilse were sportingly released.. A Red Shrimp fly was successful for Wilfred Foster, N.. taking a fresh run grilse from the top Square Pool.. A.. Caffrey, Athy caught a grilse of almost 5lbs in the Falls Pool on a Willie Gunn and another of 7lbs in the Bridge Pool on Beat 9.. Andrew Beattie releasing one of his 13 grilse landed this week.. Nigel Larke, Tipperary caught 2 grilse on Cascades on his first day salmon fishing both fish were sportingly released.. Dessie Edwards, N.. had 3 fish one from Kelly s Bend on Beat 4 and two more from the Bridge Pool and the Falls Pool on Beat 9.. Jimmy Keogh, Dublin had 4 fish from Poleen on Beat 4 and the Falls Pool on Beat 9 best fish weighed 6lbs Jimmy also released a 6lbs coloured fish taken in Poleen.. Gael Kerschbaumer, France had 2 from the Hawthorn Run on Beat 7 and the Sea Pool on Beat 9, and another fish from the Meadow Flats on beat 1 (released).. Mike Carpino, U.. had a sparkling fresh grilse fishing the Bridge Pool from the left bank.. D.. Byfield, U.. fishing the Erriff for the first time had one from Deadman s on Beat 2 and another from Joyce s Sand Hill on Beat 5.. Black Banks on Beat 6 produced a 6.. 75lbs fish for David Gaffney.. Fergus Crawford released two grilse from the Garden Pool and Sea Pool on Beat 9.. 48 salmon and 34 sea trout.. were taken during the week.. At the time of writing the report water levels have dropped off to 0.. 7 meters and water temperatures have reached 18C.. Grilse and sea trout can be seen splashing on the tide and fresh grilse are still entering the river.. 17TH JULY 2011.. Water levels were very low from Monday 11th to Friday 15th July.. The river was baked in bright sunshine and few anglers fished the river.. However despite the poor angling conditions Eva Hompesch, Germany, took a sea-liced grilse in the Sea Pool on Beat 9 on 11th.. The weather pattern totally changed on Sat 16th with heavy rains and storm force winds.. Water levels rose quickly and soon the river was in excellent condition.. Jean Boidron, France caught an 8lbs fish on a Cascade in the Boat Pool on Beat 5.. Gerard Garnier also from France caught 4 - best fish 8lbs caught on a Cascade in the Quarry Pool on Beat 2.. Ken McMillan and Andrew Boyd caught one each in the Coronation Pool and the General s Rock on Beat 9.. David Williams, U.. had 3 all from Beat 9 and Will Masterson also from the U.. had 2 from Beat 6 best 7.. 75lbs taken on a Cascade from the Colonel s Pool on Beat 6.. A Bann Special was successful for Steve Smith, U.. who caught a fish of 8.. 75lbs in the Hawthorn Run on Beat 7.. The following day Steve caught 4 fish in the Sea Pool on a Tosh tube fly.. Stephen Ward playing a grilse in the Falls Pool.. Andrew Beattie, a regular visitor from the U.. , had a personal best catching 6 fish in one day all fish were taken on Cascades.. Kerschbaumer, France had 2 fish on a Cascade and Alley Shrimp.. Jim Laffin, N.. had one on a Gold Cascade from Wanklyn s Dam.. In all.. 35 salmon (many of which were sportingly returned to the river) and some 32 sea trout.. were taken in the week.. At the time of writing the report water conditions are excellent with the Aasleagh Gauge reading 1.. 5metres.. 8TH JULY 2011.. Water levels were low for the first few days of July and few anglers fished.. Rain on the 5th increased water levels and angling conditions improved.. Markus Muller caught a well conditioned sea liced grilse of 5lbs in the Garden Pool on a Black Shrimp fly.. David Gaffney landed 3 grilse in the Coronation Pool on Shrimp Fly.. The following day (6th July) heavy rain resulted in a massive spate of almost 2 metres on the Aasleagh Gauge.. J.. Holden, Dublin had 3 grilse taken on Cascades all from Beat 9.. Sea trout in good condition are also being caught.. Michael Vincent, Athy caught a 9.. 5lbs fish at Altamont s Dam on Beat 6 on a Black Shrimp.. Thomas Dolan, all the way from the U.. and fishing the Erriff for the first time, reported one of the best days salmon fishing in his life, catching 4 salmon and 2 sea trout on Beat 6 and landing 2 salmon and sea trout which he sportingly released.. At the time of writing this report (Friday morning) water levels are running clean at 1.. 3 metres and more fresh fish are expected on the afternoon tide.. Both rods and accommodation are available during the coming week.. Sink tip lines are working best at the moment.. Anthony Holden with a 7.. 5lbs grilse from Beat 9.. 27TH JUNE 2011.. Water levels were good at the start of the week at 1.. 2 meters on the Aasleagh Guage.. David Kirk, Dublin caught 2 fresh run grilse on the 17th.. in the Garden Pool and Sea Pool on Beat 9 on a Blue Charm Cascade and also returned a good sea trout.. Jean Louis Istasse, Belgium has a grilse from the Garden Pool and returned a sea trout.. A Gold Cascade Claret Shrimp were successful flies for brothers Ken and Niall Wickham, Co.. Louth who caught 3 fish two of 7 lbs and one of 6.. 25lbs from Glenanane Stones and Twin Rocks on Beat 7.. Michel Winthrop Party, France had 9 salmon and several sea trout - best salmon 9.. 25lbs to Mr.. Patrick Devilder from Beat 6 Michel also had a fish of 8.. 25lbs from the Sea Pool on Beat 9.. James Stafford had 2 - best 10lbs from the Falls Pool on an Erriff Green Gold.. David Jourdan, France fishing the Erriff for the first time had 2 on the 18th.. - best 8lbs on a Cascade from the School House Pool on Beat 3 and then had another from Deadman s Pool on Beat 2 a few days later on returning from a successful pike and trout fishing trip to L.. Mask.. 3 meters on the 19th.. H.. Jamison, N.. Ireland took a fresh run grilse from the Middle Garden on a Black Silver Cascade.. Selby Knox, UK.. caught 2 best 9.. 25lbs taken on a Silver Stoat from the Black Banks on Beat 6.. A Red Shrimp was successful for Mr.. Michael Parry who caught a sea liced grilse in the Colonel's Pool on Beat 6.. Joyce s Sand Hill produced a fish of 5.. 25lbs for Mr.. B.. Marshall UK.. Conor O Leary, Dublin released a 6lbs fish taken on a s12 Shrimp Fly in King s Pool on Beat 4.. Fishing the School House Pool two days later Conor released a fish of 12lbs taken on a Cascade Conor also had good sport fishing small wet flies for Brown Trout (catching 12) on Derrintin Lough.. Michel Winthrop (Fr) with a nice grilse this week.. 6 meters on the 25th.. Paul O Meara, Dublin fishing the Erriff for the first time caught a fish of 11lbs in Kelly s Bend Beat 4 on a Yellow Flame-thrower.. Sunday 26th, with water levels at 1.. 35 meters, local anglers Peter Coyne Stuart Fleming caught fish of 6.. 5lbs and 9.. 5lbs on a Shrimp Fly Willie Gunn tube from Altamont s Dam and the Colonel s Pool on Beat 6.. C Whitton, UK fishing the Erriff for the first time took 2 fish best 6.. 25lbs from Glenanane Stones and the Sally Pool Beat 7 on a Stoat s Tail and Cascade.. Overall there is a vast improvement in the number of Salmon and Sea Trout entering the river.. Sea liced springers up to 12lbs in addition to good quality grilse are still passing through the fish counter above Aasleagh Falls.. Sea trout are not being caught in numbers on the river, which would suggest that many ran straight up to Tawnyard lough which would be well worth fishing.. 15TH JUNE 2011.. Good numbers of springers and some grilse moving through the counter this week.. Bernd Gregan caught and released a nice 8lbs fish from Poleen on Beat 4.. The fish took a black shrimp pattern.. Other anglers to score included Urgan Mantle, with a fine fish of 10lbs, and Jim Stafford, with a grilse of 5lbs.. 8TH JUNE.. The first grilse of the season has been landed by David Gaffney from Dublin, who had a nice fish of 5lbs 2oz, taken in the Garden Pool on Beat 9 on a size 12 Cascade.. Water levels are excellent excellent and we have good numbers of springers, grilse and sea trout running.. David Gaffney with the first grilse of 2011.. 30TH MAY 2011.. Overall water hevels were high during the week.. There was a spate of 2.. 5 meters recorded on the Aasleagh GaUge on the 23rd.. Water levels were 1.. 9 meters on the 25th.. With suitable water conditions the run of Spring salmon continued into the river.. Saturday 28th was a super day for Seamus Nee, Athlone on the river.. 4meters with the river running clear - Seamus fishing with single barbless hooks caught and released 2 fish estimated at 10lbs and 15lbs taken in the Willow Pool on Beat 6 on a Cascade size 6.. He also hooked and lost another fish in the Colonel s Pool and another in the Sea Pool.. Another angler hooked and lost a fish in the Garden Pool.. There is plenty of availability during the coming weeks on the fishery.. 14TH MAY 2011.. Friday 13th May was a lucky day for Niall Wickham, Drogheda, Co.. Louth who caught a sea-liced 7 pounder on a Cascade in the Coronation Pool on Beat 8.. Niall followed this up with another fish of 6.. 5lbs, which he sportingly released.. The fish was taken on a Cascade off Poleen on Beat 4 in the afternoon.. Niall Wickham with his 7lbs fish.. 7TH MAY 2011 - FIRST SALMON OF THE SEASON!.. Great news, the first salmon of the season was landed by local angler, Peter Coyne.. The fish weighed 7lbs, and was taken from the Falls Pool on a shrimp pattern.. Another fish was hooked and lost in the Garden Pool.. Water conditions are suitable for the coming week.. Websites :.. aasleaghlodge.. ie /..

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    Descriptive info: Walking.. Coastal Cruises.. Horse Riding.. Sea Angling.. Cycling.. For family members who are interested in other pursuits, there is a wealth of activities in the area suited to everyone.. There are superb golf courses at Westport and Ballyconneely, and horse riding is available locally.. For sightseeing, Connemara is renowned for its mountain walks, scenic drives, and fine sandy beaches.. There are daily cruises on Killary, Ireland's longest fjord,  ...   arranged.. The fisheries board manages salmon fisheries nearby on the Bunowen and Carrowniskey Rivers, excellent spate fisheries in their own right, and a daily permit can be arranged.. The brown trout fishing in the area is world class, with the famous Mayfly season on Lough Corrib the highlight, and Loughs Mask and Carra also within a reasonable driving distance.. Download the Failte Ireland guide to activities in the area..

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    Descriptive info: Fishing: information.. IFI - Fishing Regulations and Angling Information.. Great Fishing Houses of Ireland.. Fishing Ireland West - Other fisheries and accommodation, sea angling, charter boats, etc.. Sea Angling Ireland - info on shore angling locations and reports.. Tourist Information.. Westport Tourism.. Leenane Village.. Westport Golf Club.. Connemara Golf Club.. Ballinrobe Golf Club.. Killary Cruises.. Connemara National Park.. Walking in Mayo.. Ireland West Tourism.. Westport House.. Museum of Country Life..

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    Descriptive info: From Dublin.. - 171 miles By rail from Heuston Station to Galway, thence by coach to Leenane.. By road via Athlone, Galway and Maam Cross or Via Mullingar, Castlebar and Westport.. From Belfast.. - 206 miles By road via Dungannon, Enniskillen, Sligo, Castlebar and Westport.. From Cork.. - 168 miles By road via Limerick, Galway and Maam Cross..  ...   Loughrea, Galway and Maam Cross.. From Shannon International Airport.. - 100 miles By road via Ennis, Galway and Maam Cross.. From Westport.. - Take the N59 for 19 miles, the lodge is signposted on the right just before the Delphi/Louisburgh Road.. From Leenane.. - Take the N59 for 2 miles, turn left just after the Delphi/Louisburgh Road.. Websites :..

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    Descriptive info: Staff.. Since 1985, the Fishery has been managed by James Stafford, who has had a passion for angling from a very early age.. James is also an avid gardener, and supplies the Lodge with seasonal produce from his own garden.. The Fishery employs two full time staff, Martin Joe Wallace and Donovan Brinklow, and additional staff are taken on during the angling season.. The Lodge also employs seasonal staff and Mary Stafford adds her personal touch with home baking and cooking..

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    Descriptive info: 9.. Click here for the 2011 Erriff Fishery and Aasleagh Lodge Newsletter (PDF Format).. Click here for the 2010 Erriff Fishery and Aasleagh Lodge Newsletter (PDF Format).. Click here for the 2009 Erriff Fishery and Aasleagh Lodge Newsletter (PDF Format).. Click here for the 2008 Erriff Fishery and Aasleagh Lodge Newsletter (PDF Format).. Click here for the 2007 Erriff Fishery and Aasleagh Lodge Newsletter (PDF Format).. Click here for the 2006 Erriff Fishery and Aasleagh Lodge Newsletter (PDF Format).. Click here for the 2005 Erriff Fishery and Ashleagh Lodge Newsletter (PDF Format)..

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