Despite some rain towards the weekend water levels remained low during most part of the week. However, the Moy had its best week of the season, so far, with a reported catch of 242 salmon.
Angling on the Moy Fishery continued to improve somewhat with a total of 17 salmon caught by anglers. On the Ridge Pool, fly anglers Jean Christophe Chanteloube, France and Sean Maye, Sligo had salmon of 8 lbs. and 8.5 lbs. respectively, while Rene Gehringer, Germany was successful on the Cathedral Beat with a fine nine pounder also on fly.
Upriver, on Armstrong’s, Anthony Murphy, Dublin, had two fine salmon on worm, while Gannon’s produced a ten pounder for Swiss angler Erwin Kunz on prawn. On the Foxford Fishery, Paul O’Malley, Navan enjoyed good fishing with a 10 lbs. salmon on worm.
Further up the system, the Cloongee Fishery produced four salmon (three released) for Thiery Colum, France. Thiery fished the bubble & fly and his best fish weighed in at 8.5 lbs. Anglers also enjoyed good sport on the East Mayo Association water where John McGuinn, Northern Ireland, caught a cracking fish of 13 lbs. on the fly. Other successful anglers included Marcel Jacquemin, Belgium who had fish of 4.5, 5 and 10 lbs. and Claude Grosjean, also Belgium who landed a 10 lbs. salmon (all on worm).
There was still a good show of sea trout in the lower estuary with some nice fish around the two pound mark. Judd Ruane reported excellent fishing including 19 sea trout for NI angler, Stewert Rogers and 8 fish for Steve & Sandy Chandler, USA, best at 1.9 lbs. Baits were mackerel strips and sand eels. Further information on fishing for sea trout with Judd Ruane is available at www.fishingireland.ie.
Fisheries Information Manager