The competitions were ran on a catch and release basis requiring stewards and boatmen who gave their time and boats to help promote the art of fly fishing in the Munster area.
The competitions will be hosted by Connaught Trout Angling Council on the Clare River on Saturday, July 20 and July 27.
The Munster Juvenile River Championships was hosted by Kanturk Trout Anglers: 1, Allister Earley, Macroom Trout Anglers; 2, Anthony O’Sullivan, Kanturk TA; 3, Liam Foley, Dunbolgue TA; 4, Ian Howard, Mallow TA; 5, John Buckley, Mallow TA; 6, PJ Coady, Thurles TA; 7, Finbarr Carroll, Mallow TA; 8, Peter O’Brien, Mallow TA; 9, Niall McCarthy, Mallow TA; 10, Sean O’Neill, Mallow TA.
The Munster Juvenile Lake Championships were held in Killarney: 1, Ian Howard, Mallow Trout Anglers; 2, Finbarr Carroll, Mallow TA; 3, Allister Earley, Macroom TA; 4, Niall McCarthy, Mallow TA; 5, Peter O’Brien Mallow TA; 6, Stephen Ryan, Macroom TA; 7, Anthony O’Sullivan, Kanturk TA; 8, Brian O’Sullivan, Kilworth TA; 9, Colin Reilly, Mallow TA; 10, Killian Cooney, Macroom.
The longest fish was 33cms, caught and released by Stephen Murphy.
Elsewhere one 7lb salmon was landed by a local angler trolling on the Lakes of Killarney. Three salmon were landed on the Flesk River by local anglers spinning, two 4lbs and the other 5lbs.
Twelve salmon landed, best 9lbs, on the River Lee mostly spinning and shrimp fishing, by local anglers.
Fifteen salmon landed for the week by local anglers on the River Bandon. Best method shrimp. Best salmon 16½ lbs. Some sea trout being landed, best 4lbs. Some nice sea trout showing on the Argideen with three salmon landed for the week, averaging 6lbs on the Coomhola River.
The River Ilen had two inches of rain which brought some fish into the river. A salmon of approximately 15lbs was lost by a club member just above Ballyhilty Bridge.
There seems little doubt now that some of the largest spring fish are coming back into the river now that the drift nets have been off for the past five years.