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Moy Update – First Salmon of 2018 From Cloongee Fishery

March 11th, 2018 | by

Billy Thornton reports from the Moy where the Clongee Fishery has produced its first fish of the season…

Ballina angler Eddie Doherty lands the first Cloongee salmon of 2018. The fish weighed 15 lbs and was caught on Bubble and Fly. Eddie had earlier released a fish of approximately 7 lbs.

spring salmon

Eddie Doherty and his 15lb salmon. The first from Clongee this year

The Cloongee Fishery

The Cloongee Fishery is one of the most prolific fisheries on the River Moy with historical catches up to 800 salmon per season. It is also well known as a fishery that performs well early in the season. It is managed by Inland Fisheries Ireland-Ballina and offers a variety of quality Angling. The Fishery consists of over 3 miles of both double and single bank stretches. It is situated 1.5 miles South of Foxford off the N58 Foxford to Castlebar Road. Permits are available from the 1 February with Multiple Day permits available form the 16th April to the end of season. *½ Day permits are available for the period 16 April to 31 July only. [½ Day 6am to 2pm or 2pm to dark] Permits must be purchased before attending to fish and are available from Tiernan Brothers Tackle Shop, Main St. Foxford.Tel:094-9256731. Email:foxfordangling@eircom.net

See Clongee Fishery Guide [.pdf, 430 kb] for more infomation and pricing.

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