By August 2016 I had fully switched over from Canon DSLR to Sony mirrorless and was really pleased with the Sony A7RII which was a huge step up from the NEX-7. The Zeiss Batis 25mm lens also made a huge difference.

The River Corrib is one of the primary salmon fisheries in Ireland, and the 9 km leg that runs through Galway city is teeming with the fish in their seasons.

The Salmon Weir controls the water level on Lough Corrib. It operates 16 hydraulic gates that you see from the bridge. This is a popular place for anglers. In addition to salmon, there are also plenty of trout and coarse fish in these waters.

The official fishing season lasts from February to September. The bulk of the fish pass through during the early summer months (May to June).

The Corrib River or Galway Fishery starts at the defined mouth at Nimmos Pier, near the Claddagh, in Galway Bay and consists of the main river, the Galway City canals, the two outlet rivers from lough Corrib and a portion of Lough Corrib.

Spring salmon can be caught in the fishery at Galway City from the month of February and the best grilse fishing is in the months of May and June. Salmon fishing continues throughout the season from the Weir at Galway City as far as Lough Corrib.