Catches remained low on the lower river due to water heights this week, although the upper Moy Fisheries are having a great spring, with 93 salmon reported for the week, with many of these in the double figures.


The Mount Falcon Fishery had its first fish of the season, with Armstrong’s also producing one and Gannon’s three, including one of 7lbs for Jim Keogh, Wicklow. There were only a few fish reported from Rinanney and the Foxford waters, yet just upstream at Cloongee, 24 were recorded. Regular visitor to Cloongee Thierry Colum, France, had a nice fish of 13lbs on bubble and fly, while fellow Frenchman Marcel Barteau caught one of 11.5 lbs while spinning. Rory O’Toole, N.Ireland, also had good sport at Cloongee, with two 10lbs springers (spinning) with John McMahon accounting for one of 9lbs to worm.


Visitors to the East Mayo Anglers’ Association water also enjoyed a very productive week, where 38 salmon were recorded. French anglers Louis LeCour and Yann Bouanchaut both landed 11lbs springers while spinning, with fellow country man Christian Scieur also enjoying success with the spinner, landing a fine catch of 11.5lbs.


Visiting anglers from Germany also enjoyed the sport at East Mayo, with Gunter Hommer landing two of 7lbs and 12lbs on fly and Andrea Grossman banking one of 6lbs while spinning. Tom Connolly, Dublin had an 11lbs salmon on the worm, Paul McGrath, Swinford, had a nice fish of 14lbs, Peter Martin, Attymass, landed one of 15lbs on the worm and finally, Gary Smith, Swinford, had a great catch weighing 17.5lbs.