(Last updated: Thursday 16th May)
This week there is good news and bad news. The good news first. I cannot see in the foreseeable future having any type of hose-pipe ban imposed on us, and the bad news is if you do not know it already, this rain
has flooded us out yet again. One week into our fishing and Toome has to open.
Water height on the Carnroe gauge is 19 ft 1 ins, 4 ft over and beyond what we would like.
My gripe is after 2 days of opening gates at Toome to let water away, Rivers Agency do not seem to be in any rush to let it go quickly as the gates at Toome are still at 2 ft each, whereas if it was being done right, they would be fully open. What is wrong with these people?
On the days last week when we could fish I was half expecting someone to hook into a fish but it did not happen. It was not the lack of fish but what I think happended was that the fish were in too big a hurry upriver, and not looking at anythin. They were not in the least bit interested in any type of bait we threw at them.
Things can only improve, “say I with my fingers crossed”.
I hope Rivers Agency get their fingers out and do their part in getting that lough down again quickly so that we all can enjoy the sport which this great river has to offer.
Here's hoping that there is a quick end to this rain and that we get fishing again soon, but unfortunately that will not be before some time next week.
Robbie Moffett (Ghillie at Carnroe)