Specimen weight: 9.072 kg (20 lb).
Record weight: 57lb River Suir, 1874.
The unmistakable King of Fish. Found in most coastal rivers depending on water quality. Two angling quarries – spring fish (fish that spend 2 winters at sea) or grilse (fish that spend 1 winter at sea).
Slender and streamlined with silvery appearance and relatively large scales. some dark spots on flanks and has an adipose fin.
Sexually mature after 3 years. Eggs laid in redds (gravel nests) in flowing water in winter.
600 eggs per lb.
Short life span. A 5 year old fish would be old.
Migrating salmon do not feed in freshwater.
Best Angling Methods:
Dependant on water conditions.
Traditonal flies, spinners, spoons and Devon or Lane minnows, also worm, shrimp and prawn as conditions and rules allow.
|Best Times to Fish Salmon Springers|
|Note: ★ ★Very good time to fish Salmon Springers|
|Best Times to Fish Salmon Grilse|
|Note: ★ Good time to fish Salmon Grilse ★ ★Very good time to fish Salmon Grilse|