Over 700 salmon were reported for the River Moy, with lower water suiting fishing in the lower fisheries once again. The Moy Fishery produced 12 for the week, including one of 5lbs on the worm for John Cartwright, England, a 4lbs fish for Adrian O’Gorman, Co Dublin, and one of 6.7lbs on the fly for Declan Tuffy (all caught on the Ridge Pool). The Spring Wells produced four salmon, with three caught there by Pat Kane, Co.Donegal, on a spinner.
The Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water continued to produce good fishing, as did the Mount Falcon Fishery. Helen Walsh caught her first and second ever salmon while fishing at Mount Falcon, landing fish of 6lbs and 7lbs on the worm.
The Knockmore, Attymass and Coolcronan waters also produced good sport throughout the week. At Coolcronan, Sandra Fleming, N.Ireland, had one of 4lbs spinning and one 5lbs on the worm.
Byrne’s fishery produced its share and Armstrong’s fished very well, with over 60 reported, including two of 8lbs and 12lbs for Galway angler John Clarke, taken on worm. Brian Neill, Co. Leitrim, was one of many having success at Gannon’s, where he landed one of 11lbs on the prawn. The Foxford Fishery enjoyed a great week, with almost 100 salmon recorded. Markus Elsenberger and group (8 rods) from Germany, enjoyed a great week at the Foxford Fishery, accounting for 79 of those salmon.
Rinanney again produced some great sport, with over 60 fish reported, including one of 10lbs for visiting French angler, Andre Leroux, taken on the worm. The Cloongee Fishery also provided good sport, although reported catches were somewhat down from previous weeks. Francis Higginbottom, N. Ireland (5lbs and 5.5lbs), Eddie Good (one grilse) and Eddie Stewart (two grilse) all enjoyed success at Cloongee. The East Mayo Anglers’ water yielded in excess of 100 salmon for the week, 24 of which were released. John McCleary, N.Ireland, enjoyed a good session at East Mayo, landing two grilse of 5lbs and one of 6lbs to the fly. Hans Lehmann, Germany, had two grilse to a spinner, while fellow German angler, Matthew Engles, had a nice fish of 10lbs to the fly.