According to reports on the IFI (CFB) website and elsewhere, sea-trout are returning in some numbers to many West of Ireland river and lough systems: the Erriff, Lough Inagh, the Ballynahinch and Kylemore are all enjoying good runs of fish following spates towards the end of June and over this past week. This is wonderful news. Presumably, some at least of these sea-trout are fish which are the progeny of runs of white trout in 2007 and/or 2008? Grilse are among them.
There is still some availability of rods for July on some of these fisheries. Prospective visitors should check out www.wrfb.ie for contact addresses (click on the 'salmon' and 'sea trout' buttons for information, contact numbers and so on).