The Salmon Rivers of Ireland

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Company, Limited, 1913 - Rivers - 296 pages
 

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Page 10 - Bridge on their way to the upper waters — a spectacle with which most travellers in the West of Ireland are familiar. From these causes, too, the catch of salmon and grilse on the Galway River has always been remarkable as compared with that on any similar piece of water in the United Kingdom. The spring run culminates in April, and the summer run in June.
Page 268 - May, the second from about the middle of June to the middle of July, the third from about the beginning of August to the latter end of September.
Page 96 - The most critical period as regards precipitation, which is the important climatic factor in determining the yield of corn, is from the middle of July to the middle of August. The most important calendar month, according to J.
Page 26 - Cabbage, and Dinner are the best. No waders are wanted, though in times of flood knee boots are useful to those who particularly wish to keep dry-shod. A fourteenfoot rod will cover all the water. For salmon the best months are July and October ; sea trout run from about the 20th of June to the end of the season.
Page 15 - In order to avoid the necessity of accounts, etc., a season, half-season, or monthly angler may, if he chooses, take away every third fish caught, beginning with the second. The Fishery, in like manner, may require this condition to be observed. For purposes of record every fish must be...
Page 10 - The spring salmon, though fewer in number, are the finest fish, and the water can usually be depended on for good sport. ' The summer and autumn run consists chiefly of grilse, but with many salmon intermixed, and with a fair supply of water the numbers caught are always very large.
Page 26 - Indeed, the sea trout is a much more fastidious feeder than his big relation the salmon, for if in certain rivers and lakes dark bodies kill well, then it will be improbable that gaudy combinations will give anything like such good results.
Page 15 - House and weighed according to office rules. The angler on whose rod the fish are caught shall have the right to one-third of the weight, and two-thirds shall belong to the Fishery. Anglers shall have the option of taking home for use or...
Page 27 - Cashla mouth the bay narrows so much that the tides form a salt-water rush, where in dry seasons salmon are often taken with a blue fly, when other baits or flies are of no use.

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