First salmon of 2020 caught in Kerry
Tuesday, 28th January 2020: The first salmon of 2020 was caught on Saturday the 25th of January, on Butler’s Pool, Waterville in Co. Kerry according to Inland Fisheries Ireland. Local angler, Kevin O’Shea landed the first salmon, which weighed 12lbs and was caught using a 9ft rod with a fly.
Inland fisheries Ireland would like to remind anglers that there is a prize of €250 for the angler who catches and releases the first salmon of 2020 in Ireland.
The salmon will need to be verified by staff from Inland Fisheries Ireland and all salmon must be handled appropriately in order to receive the prize. Only salmon which are released in a sustainable manner will be eligible.
As salmon populations continue to face challenges across the northern hemisphere, Inland Fisheries Ireland is encouraging all anglers to make their own personal contribution to the conservation of this valued species by practising catch and release fishing at all times.