Report week ending 22 July

The water has stayed high and the grilse have keep coming. It has been an extraordinary month on the Slaney  with even this week  individual rods having 3 or more fish in a day. At least 2 anglers  had their first Slaney fish this week. The really good news is that, compared to last years low water, the fish are running hard and are not concentrated in a small number of beats.  A fresh grilse was reported from Clonegal on Sunday. The  water, which has been at least a foot higher than normal, is giving the fish a clear run out the estuary and letting anglers access pools which would normally have heavy weed growth.