The latest reports form the Moy indicate that many fish are showing on the river, but are proving difficult to tempt. Despite this, the system yielded an impressive catch of 175 salmon for the week. On the Ridge Pool, Damien Doherty, N.Ireland, had one small grilse on fly, Stephen Sweet, Guernsey, had two spinning and Jonathan Smith, Co. Cavan, had one good fish of 9lbs also taken on fly.


The Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water was relatively quiet while Mount Falcon had a reasonable week. The Knockmore water, Attymass, Coolcronan and Byrne’s all yielded their fair share, including one of 7.5lbs for Pat Olden, U.K., taken on a prawn. Armstrong’s Fishery had a fairly productive week, where Michael Braun, Germany, was among those who had success, accounting for two fish, taken on worm. A good week was had at the Foxford Fishery, where Niall Sudway, Co. Dublin, had a nice fish of 9.5lbs on bubble and fly.


Rinanney and the Foxford Salmon Anglers’ water each produced their share, as did the East Mayo Anglers’ water. Hans Ulrich Bender, Germany, banked one of 7lbs to the fly, at East Mayo, while Kathleen and Michael Collins, Co. Kerry, had one each also to the fly.