Angling on the lower Moy Fishery beats has been slow of late, with only three reported for the week. Andrew Craig, N.Ireland, had two on worm while Michael Francey, N.Ireland, had a grilse on the fly. Those fisheries above the Salmon Weirs did fair somewhat better, with the Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water producing 40, and Mount Falcon just over 40, including 12 over two days for the Mark Geesink party of three from the Netherlands.

The Knockmore water, Attymass and Coolcronan all produced fish, including a grilse of 5 lb. for Philip Thomas, U.K. on a spinner. Byrne’s experienced a relatively good week, with over 20 caught, including a fine 10 lb. salmon on worm for eleven year old Owen Jackson. At Armstrong’s, over 15 were reported, including one for Bernadette Johnson, Co. Dublin, of 7 lb.

Gannon’s and the Foxford Fishery both had almost 30 salmon each, at the Foxford Fishery Sean Sheehan, Co. Louth, had three to fly. Rinanney also had a good week, with almost 40, including a 7 lb. fish for Liam Dowd, Navan.

The Cloongee Fishery produced over 5 salmon, including a grilse for Uluik Overgaard, Denmark, and one for Gary McNamara, Co. Offally. On the East Mayo Anglers water 23 salmon were caught, with 12 released. Ronnie McMorris, Co. Donegal, had two to the fly of 6 lb and 8 lb. MastanTrono Moreno, Italy, also had two (on worm) while Georg Gisselmann, Germany, had a fine salmon of 9 lb. to fly.

Anglers are reminded that from September 1st, the bag limit for salmon or sea trout over 40 cm is now one per day, and that anglers must revert to recognised catch and release methods once one fish is retained. Anglers are also reminded that the River Deel is closed for all angling as of the 1st September and will reopen on 1st June 2012.
Bryan Ward
IFI-Ballina .
email: bryan.ward@fisheriesireland.ie