Lower water levels have assisted efforts on the Moy Fishery, where 29 salmon were recorded for the week, 26 from the Ridge Pool and three from the Weir Pool. More fish are now holding in the Ridge, now that conditions have stabilized. Peter Conmy had success on the Weir Pool, with two salmon, including one of 11lbs taken on the fly.

Peter Conmy, with a fine 11lbs fresh run salmon taken on the Weir Pool
Peter Conmy, with a fine 11lbs fresh run salmon taken on the Weir Pool

On the Ridge Pool, U.K. anglers John Cobb and Lynda Rickett both enjoyed success, with John recording two grilse on fly,  Lynda landed three also on fly, two of 4lbs and one of 5lbs. Philip Donoghue also had three, between 4lbs and 4.5lbs.

The Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water has been yielding fish following each tide, with over 90 reported for the week. The Mid River Fisheries, Mount Falcon, Knockmore, Attymass, Coolcronan, Byrne’s, Armstrong’s all enjoyed limited success, however, these fisheries should begin to produce much greater numbers, now that conditions have improved. Among those anglers to have success at these fisheries were Hugh Marshall, N.Ireland, who had one of 6.5lbs on prawn at Coolcronan, and John Marshall, also N. Ireland, who had one of 8lbs from Gannon’s.

The Foxford Fishery recorded just over 20 for the week, including a first for Steven Doman, U.K., who went on the catch five in total for his two days at Foxford, his best weighing 7lbs. The Foxford Salmon Anglers’ waters also produced good sport, as did Rinanney. The Cloongee Fishery yielded over 50 salmon for the week, where Jean Michel Dinhut, France, had five for the week spinning, Stephen Brennen, had a nice fish of 11lbs on worm, while Peter Clough, U.K. had three on the worm, his best was 5lbs. The East Mayo Anglers’ water once again enjoyed some great sport, with over 80 reported for the week, 17 of those released. Fly anglers enjoyed some exciting fishing, with Wayne Byrne, N.Ireland landing two of 4lbs and 10lbs to the fly, Deitmar Janeau, Germany, had one grilse also on fly, John Lefere, France, had two grilse with Kevin Wilder also landing two of 6lbs and 8lbs (all on fly).

With little rain forecast for the coming days, the river should continue to fall with the prospects looking very good for the coming weeks.

Juvenile Angling Day on the Cathedral Beat

The Moy Fishery is hosting its annual Juvenile Angling Day on the Cathedral Beat in Ballina on Monday, 8th July. Rods, tackle and tuition are available free on the day with the event open to anyone 17 years or younger. Angling will commence at 9.00am and finish at 6.00pm. Those wishing to participate should call Inland Fisheries Ireland – Ballina on +353 (0)96 22788 to book their place.