Water levels on the lower Moy have finally come into good order, suiting anglers on the lower reaches and on the Moy Fishery. The week was mainly very bright and hot, not wholly suitable for angling. However, there were over 200 salmon reported for the week on the system, including nine from the Moy Fishery with many more fresh grilse now appearing. The Ridge Pool yielded 7 salmon, including fish for Andrew Little (4lbs on fly), John Little (4lbs on spinner), Anthony Harris (5.3lbs, fly) and two of 5lbs for German pair Lars Friebertshauser and Frank Linke (both on fly). The Weir Pool and the Cathedral beat both produced one each.
The Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water also fished well, with over 20 salmon recorded, and further upstream at Mount Falcon, Ashley Butler, U.K., was among those to score, landing his first ever salmon of 6lbs, caught on the fly. The mid-river fisheries, upstream to Foxford, had a relatively quiet week, although all produced fish. Above Foxford, Rinanney produced good sport for anglers, including a good catch for Gunter Geib, Germany, who had one of 11lbs on worm.
The Cloongee Fishery was slightly quieter than in recent weeks, with just over 10 salmon reported, including one of 9lbs for Pascal Coulon, France, taken on a bubble and fly. The East Mayo Anglers’ water experienced a similar week, with less activity in the warm bright weather. However, East Mayo still recorded 35 salmon for the week, including a fine fish of 16lbs for U.K. angler Mike Child, caught on fly. Bob Thomas, U.K., also landed a small grilse to fly while Gerard Portes, France, had one of 11lbs on fly.