Salmon season hits top gear

Excellent salmon fishing reported from a number of Irish rivers this week, among them the River Erriff in County Galway, which reported its best period of catch return for many years with 80 salmon and 43 sea trout banked.

Good angling conditions and water levels saw up to 18 salmon landed in a day. Catches were boosted by a bout of heavy rainfall midweek which saw a great run of fresh fish entering the river.

Brian Holloway, a regular U.K. visitor to the Erriff, had a fantastic week, landing 11 salmon, most of which were returned.