Salmon (Samo salar)

Salmon (Samo salar)

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The Corrib produced two specimen Salmon in 2010 – Martin McCracken’s fish weighed 10.5 kg

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).

Features:

Slender and streamlined with silvery appearance and relatively large scales. some dark spots on flanks and has an adipose fin.

Spawning:

Sexually mature after 3 years. Eggs laid in redds (gravel nests) in flowing water in winter.

Fecundity:

600 eggs per lb.

Longevity (age):

Short life span. A 5 year old fish would be old.

Diet:

Migrating salmon do not feed in freshwater.

Best Angling Methods:

Dependant on water conditions.

Best Baits:

Traditonal flies, spinners, spoons and Devon or Lane minnows, also worm, shrimp and prawn as conditions and rules allow.

Note: ★ ★Very good time to fish Salmon Springers
Best Times to Fish Salmon Springers
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Note: ★ Good time to fish Salmon Grilse      ★ ★Very good time to fish Salmon Grilse
Best Times to Fish Salmon Grilse
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