First Salmon of 2017

Fishery manager Nigel Rush reports that the first salmon of 2017 on the Dawros River (Kylemore Abbey Fishery) was caught yesterday by Geoffrey Fitzjohn. The fish weighed 8.25lbs and was caught in Tullywee Bridge Pool on a size 8 Black Shrimp.

It’s great to see the first Kylemore fish already, and hopefully this bodes well for a good spring run. Contact Nigel Rush for information on permits and availability at 087 9580702 or email

NigelFirst Salmon of 2017