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Last Week of March

27 March 2015

It has been a pretty mixed week on both the fishing and weather front. Saturday and Sunday were dry, bright days with good conditions apart from the sunshine. Despite the largest number of rods out since opening day, only one fish was recorded over the weekend, Pauric Deeny’s fish on fly from the Spa Well. During the week fishing fared a little better with only Wednesday drawing a blank. The week turned occasionally very cold and heavy rain on Wednesday raised water levels which currently stand at 0.638 metres. Among those to record fish during the week were D. Maguire who had a 7lbs fish on black flying c from the Old Sea Pool, B. Mc Evoy who had a 10lbs fish on spinner from Lennox’s, A. Farrey who had an 8lbs fish on fly from Scot’s Corner, D. Mc Neice who had a 7.5lbs fish from the Grazings on prawn, J. O’ Connor who had a 6lbs fish on Willie Gunn from the Old Sea Pool, S. Scott who had a 9lbs fish on prawn from the Blackwater and M. King who released a 7lbs fish from the Grazings on prawn. There were a number of other fish hooked and lost during the week. The forecast for the weekend is for wet and windy weather with unsettled conditions likely up to the middle of next week.

Dermot Mc Neice with his fish from the Grazings.

Donal Maguire with his fish from the Old Sea Pool on Monday.

Pauric Deeny with his fish from the Spa Well on Saturday.

John O’ Connor with his fish from the Old Sea Pool on Thursday.

John’s fly.

Long tailed sea lice on John’s fish.

Stephen Scott with his 9lbs fish from the Blackwater this morning.

Weather Forecast From Met Eireann
Generally dry this evening and early tonight. Rain will spread eastwards overnight and it will become windy as well. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with gusty southerly winds for the first half of the night, later changing to strong westerlies.

Windy and showery tomorrow, but with bright sunny periods too, and then heavy rain spreading eastwards later in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in blustery westerly winds.

General: Unsettled and changeable, with some wet and windy weather at times.

Saturday night will be windy, with fresh to strong southwest to westerly winds. There will be some heavy showers also, merging into longer spells of rain at times. Lowest temperatures 5 to 8 C.

Windy and fairly cloudy for much of Sunday, with just a few bright spells. Some further rain or showers at times too, with some heavy falls in places. But less windy and drier conditions should develop late in the afternoon and evening. Highs on Sunday of 8 to 11 C. A few showers on Sunday night, but most places dry, with some clear spells. Cold, lowest temperatures 1 to 5 C., coldest over Ulster, with some ground frost in places.

Monday may well start dry and bright, but a spell of very windy and wet weather is expected to sweep in off the Atlantic as the day progresses. Winds will be strong to gale force westerly and quite gusty also. Top temperatures 10 to 13 C. More showery weather will develop later in the day and overnight and winds will moderate also. Cool overnight with clear spells and showers, but frost unlikely.

At this stage, it looks as if Tuesday will be a bright, fairly breezy day, with sunny spells and showers, but further wet weather is likely around midweek.

Today’s Temperatures.
Water 7.47c
Air 9c

Wind SE 05
Humidity 67%
Pressure 1014(hPa)

Live readings from the gauge at the Four Masters’ Bridge can be viewed online here Water Level

Great to see Geordie Matier back on the water today.

Before the heavy rain on Wednesday, below the Four Masters’ Bridge was coming into good fishing order.

On the Mill Pool during the week.

A feathered fisher at the Red Roof.

Dusk at Lareen Bay, Lough Melvin

Joe Broderick who released a fish estimated at 14lbs from the Upper Mill Pool on Thursday
Photo courtesy Kieran Kelly

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