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First Salmon of 2024 Season Caught and Released in Donegal River

4th January 2024
James Kenny measured the 8lb salmon hooked in Watt’s Pool at 69cm
James Kenny measured the 8lb salmon hooked in Watt’s Pool at 69cm Credit: James Kenny/Angling Ireland

The first salmon of the 2024 angling season has been caught in Co Donegal, as Angling Ireland reports.

Shortly after 1pm on New Year’s Day (Monday 1 January), James Kenny caught and released an 8lb specimen in Watt’s Pool on the Leannan River north of Letterkenny.

Kenny’s record came just hours into the opening of 81 rivers for salmon and sea trout angling in Ireland.

Angling Ireland has more on the story HERE.

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