High water levels on the lower fisheries have continued to hamper angling, in particular, on the Moy Fishery. Arnaud Van Der Hove, Belgium, was among the few to fish the Ridge Pool last week, he landed two grilse while spinning. Angling on the rest of the river has been excellent, with well over 500 salmon reported for the week once again. The Ballina Salmon Anglers water produced almost 50 salmon and at Mount Falcon, Philippe Kerbrat, France was among those to have success, accounting for three salmon during his stay.
Knockmore, Attymass, Armstrong’s and Gannon’s all yielded good numbers of fish, as did the Foxford Fishery. At Armstrong’s, Pat Gorman, Co. Offaly landed a fine fish of 14lbs on the worm, while Emily Braun, Germany, also enjoyed her visit, taking three salmon also on worm. Geoff Wilies was among those to enjoy good fishing at Gannon’s, taking an 8lbs fish on spinner. At the Foxford Fishery, Mick Tooman, N.Ireland, caught one of the 22 salmon the fishery had for the week, weighing 11lbs and was caught on worm.
Rinanney also enjoyed great fishing, producing well over 60 salmon, as did the Foxford Salmon Anglers’ water. At Rinanney, Gilbert Le Coq, France had one of 10lbs while Ian Grimley, U.K. had one of 11.5lbs, also on worm. Further upstream, the Cloongee Fishery had 46 salmon, where Beatrice Valaize, France, had one of 10lbs while spinning, Stephen Brennan, Co. Dublin, caught one of 9lbs and Francis Higginbotham, N.Ireland, had one of 8lbs.
At the East Mayo waters’, 68 salmon were reported, many of those caught on the fly. Paul McGrath, Swinford, had one of 11lbs to fly while visiting angler Angelilli Frances, Switzerland, had one of 5lbs also on fly. The worm proved successful for other visiting anglers, with Christian Bardet, France, capturing two of 10lbs and 4lbs and Tod Helmlit, Austria, landing one of 7lbs. At the Ballintemple Fishery, Paddy McLoughlin, Dublin, landed one of 4.5lbs on the fly.