Bryan Ward from the IFI Ballina Office reports:
Despite water levels still being slightly high, it was another excellent week for anglers on the Moy, where over 500 salmon were reported! The lower fisheries are suffering due to the water level, however, this is having a positive effect on the upper fisheries.
The Moy Fishery produced just seven for the week, with five from the Ridge Pool and two from the Freshwater Beat. On the Ridge Pool, Dublin angler Eamon Fitzsimons had two of 3.5lbs and 6.5lbs on the worm, as did Jim Keeley, N.Ireland. Both John McKinley and Padraig Hastings had success while spinning on the Freshwater Beat.
The Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water yielded fifty salmon, while Mount Falcon, Knockmore, Attymass and Coolcronan also produced their share. Byrne’s Fishery produced twenty-six and Armstrong’s thirty-five including one of 8lbs for Michael Braun, Germany.
Gannon’s Fishery reported thirty-nine for the week, where Simon Stokoe, U.K. had one of 11lbs. The Foxford Fishery also enjoyed a very good week, where their total was fifty-one salmon. At the Foxford Fishery, Peter Feeney, N.Ireland, had two of 9lbs, each to the worm, while Sean O’Brien, Co. Wexford had one of 11.5lbs, also on the worm. Rinanney and the Foxford town fisheries all reported very good numbers of fish. At Rinanney Horst Zettle, Germany, caught one of 13lbs spinning while Guy Herve, France had one of 12.5lbs.
IFI’s Cloongee Fishery produced almost ninety salmon, including a great fish of 15lbs for Tom Cogan, Co. Monaghan to a spinner and one of 13.5lbs for Alain Soisson, France, also spinning. East Mayo Anglers’ water yielded almost one hundred for the week, where John Noad, U.K. had two of 5lbs and 7lbs on fly, Lothar Deeg, Germany had one of 7lbs also on the fly while Dennis O’Manoney, Dublin had one of 10lbs.