River Moy delights anglers again with 650 salmon this week
August 1st, 2012 | by Nancy Hearne
The Moy system accounted for a reported catch of 630 salmon for the week. This brought the season total, to date, to approx. 6,500 which is up approx. 1,900 on this time last year. Salmon were caught right throughout the system from Ballina to the East Mayo water. With water levels having dropped over the past week, fishing has improved somewhat on the Moy Fishery. Thirty-seven salmon were recorded at the fishery with thirty coming off the Ridge Pool and six from the Cathedral Beat. Amongst the successful fly anglers were Robert Logue & Chris Millar, both NI, and Steve Hazeldine, England.
Ballina Salmon Anglers held their annual Childrens’ Competition during the week with thirty-two youngsters taking part. The event was won by Rachael Cawley with Alex Stephens in 2nd place and Aaron Lally in 3rd.
Despite lower angling effort all mid-river fisheries had a good week. At Mt. Falcon, Gery Perks and Mike Ornsbey, UK, caught a phenomenal 41 salmon (31 released) for their week. Trevor Holloway, Wales was successful on the Foxford Fishery where he had his first ever salmon, while German angler, Frank Geib, landed a cracking 16 pounder at Rinanney. Also on Rinnany, Seamus Pike, Co. Offaly, had a salmon weighing in at 15 lbs. Both fish took the prawn.
Cloongee produced over twenty salmon for the week with Chris Davies, Wales, landing three, best at 6 lbs. (all on spinner) and Uwe Steffen, Germany, catching two. The East Mayo Anglers’ water provided excellent conditions for fly fishing during the week. Amongst the successful fly anglers were Derek Doyle, Dublin, with 3 grilse (1 released) and John Hiles, UK, with 5 fish (all released).
Markus Müller reporting.
IFI Fisheries Information Manager