The front cover of salmon of the river Lee book by Dan o Donovan looks like it has a few big ones on it..
Published by cork salmon anglers association.
Fascinating, I heard before there was (and probably still is) big fish on the Mulcair.Hi im new to forum fish im going to mention are not 35 pounders but i can say a river thats not mentioned here produced 2 twenty pounders in 1988 thats the mulcair, also i remember the date i helped net a salmon of 24 lb from the river in june of that year ! My friend caught one of over 20 lb in 91 from this river! What a river it was i saw and i mean saw salmon of over 25lb in this river and i mean i watched them in the fish pass for ages also saw the ascend the river in november! Also i told well known baliff their was a huge summer salmon below the weir in annacotty he laughed at me then the fish emerged one leap and ascended the weir no small salmon could have done it i know this fish was over 25 pound could have being 30 plus! I saw fish spawning 20 pound plus what a river it was great spawning beds esb opw ruined it just hope it survives the ifi think a run of 4000 salmon a year up the river is a good run i saw 5000 salmon ascend the weir in one day yes i counted them ! Once saw 450 salmon go over the weir in one hour in agust 91 the ifi opw and irish goverment should be ashamed of what they ve done! Not a rich mans river so they did not care
Im not sure if big fish on mulcair now mid 90s as runs started to fall , i remember seeing some huge salmon ascend the weir at ballyclough the fish pass their plenty of fish mid teens the odd 20 plus fish , i remember i saw a huge hen fish hard to say size but she was big , in river around agust i remember she was easily 25 plus , quite fresh , i watched her in the fish pass with a well known poacher , he even said no id not take her the river needs fish like that plus he said he d never have held her she would have broken him ! Also i know of a fish a confirmed 40 pound salmon caught in the salmon ladder on the shannon for breeding im almost sure the fish was a 40 pound hen fish wild too , not sure if esb even recorded this but lad who worked their told meFascinating, I heard before there was (and probably still is) big fish on the Mulcair.