As the season draws quickly to a close, the River Moy is continuing to provide great sport for many anglers, with locals and international visitor’s alike reporting success. Once again it was the mid and upper fisheries which reported better catch returns, with the weekly total for the system at 389 salmon.
Water levels remained high for much of the week, impacting on angling effort and catch reports from the Moy Fishery. Just two salmon were reported for the week in the Ballina town fisheries, with Jonathan Sykes, England, landing one on the Ridge Pool with a spinner, and Peadar Duffy, Monaghan, also having success on spinner on the Fresh Water beat. The Ballina Salmon Angler’s water produced a lot of fish, particularly on their upper beats, including one of 5 lb. for Colin Rea, N.Ireland.
Mount Falcon also enjoyed a successful week, with many fish caught, the majority of those being released. Byrne’s, Armstrong’s and Gannon’s fisheries also produced their share, as did the Foxford Fishery. Rinanney once again yielded many salmon, and at Cloongee a total of 22 were reported, with the spinner proving very productive. Jonathan Sykes once again had good fortune while spinning, banking and releasing two fish, with Clare Macinnes, England, enjoying similar success. Eric Pondarre, France, Michael Rozychi, Poland, and Jaceh Scawomir Kolaszwski, also Poland, all had good sport while spinning, accounting for one salmon each.
The East Mayo Anglers Association waters’ was suitable for fly fishing for periods over the past week, with many anglers having good sport on the fly. Rene Koenigs, Germany, landed one of 5 lb. to the fly, while Matthais Engles, Germany, had one of 7 lb. to the fly. The fly also yielded good catches for fellow German anglers Domenick Weber and Dietmar Jansen, who both had 10lbs salmon on the E.M.A.A. water.