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German angler enjoys some nice fishing on the Ridge Pool

August 28th, 2014 | by

Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from the Moy –  w/e  24th August 2014

Anglers reported a rather slow week on the River Moy. Water levels and angling effort were low and, as a consequence, only 139 salmon were recorded for the week. However, anglers who ventured out and put a little effort into it were rewarded with some fine catches.

On the Ridge Pool, German fly angler, Rudolf Schweissthal, had a nice 6 ponder, while Peter Walls’ (NI) fly-caught grilse weighed 5.5 lbs. Despite difficult conditions, Mount Falcon reported 12 fish for the Jim Harte party of four. The UK anglers fished over 3 days and landed most of their fish on bubble & fly, best at 7.5 lbs. Also on Mt. Falcon, German angling journalist, Bernd Taller, had one grilse on bubble & fly, while Borut Jerse, Slovenia, caught and released a fine grilse on a single handed fly rod on the Wall Pool.

German angling journalist, Bernd Taller, with his bubbly & fly grilse from Mt. Falcon’s Wall Pool

German angling journalist, Bernd Taller, with his bubble & fly grilse from Mt. Falcon’s Wall Pool

Regular visitor, Stewart Longhurst, Germany & UK, enjoyed a great week’s fishing on the Foxford Fishery where he caught 5 salmon on fly. Stuart was guided by professional angling guide, Paddy McDonnell (bluecharm@eircom.net), and sportingly released 4 of his 5 grilse.

Paul Killen, Northern Ireland, was successful on the Foxford Salmon Anglers’ water where he caught a fine 8 pounder on the worm. The Foxford Salmon Anglers had their Perpetual Cup Fishing Competition during the week. The event was won by Jim Mc Conomy, Northern Ireland, with two salmon weighing 5.2 lbs. & 4.8 lbs. Lester Cassidy, Dublin, came second with a fish of 3 lbs.

Markus Müller
Fisheries Information Manager
Iascach Intíre Éireann
Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ballina


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