Low water level and an extremely low angling effort on the river of late resulted in a weekly catch of just 171 salmon for the Moy System. The Moy Fishery produced just 18 salmon, with eight from the Ridge Pool, including one 4lbs grilse for Martin Davidson, N.Ireland on fly. The Cathedral Beat yielded five fish with the Point and Fresh Water beats producing two and three salmon respectively. The Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water recorded 16 for the week with Mount Falcon having 23, 18 of those released.


The fisheries between of Mount Falcon and Foxford experienced a very low effort for the week, resulting in reported catches of between one and seven salmon per fishery. Rinanney did however provide sport for some anglers, where 21 were recorded, with the Foxford Town fishery recording 12 and the Foxford Rocks three. At Cloongee 14 were recorded, 11 of those released and there were 13 from the East Mayo Anglers’ Association water.


The Mayfly Hotel, Foxford is hosting its Annual Fishing Competition on the River Moy, Saturday, 7th September in aid of the Mayo Cancer Support Association. Registration at the Mayfly Hotel from 8am with angling commencing at 9am until 6pm, with entry for adults €25 and under 17’s free. Fishing is open on Gannon’s, Foxford Salmon Anglers’ waters, Foxford Rocks, Wood Pool, Padden’s, Cloongee, Byrne’s, Armstrong’s and the Foxford Fishery (single bank) to competitors on the day. Weigh-in, presentations, BBQ, charity auction and music to follow in the Mayfly Hotel.