The prospects of a good spring fish on the Moy are increasing every day as we move towards mid-May, with a very respectable 63 salmon reported for the week. A few good fish were lost on the fly on the Moy Fishery of late, as of yet nothing has been landed.
Juvenile Anglers have great prospects of landing the first fish of the season on the Ridge Pool this Saturday the 11th, as IFI hosts a Juvenile Angling Day as part of National Fisheries Awareness Week. There are plenty of places available for this free event, please see for full event details or contact +353 (0)96 22788 to reserve a place.
The Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water yielded 10 fish over the week, including one of 10lbs for Gerry Seck, and a great fish of 16lbs for Peter McHugh.
The mid-river Fisheries have been relatively quiet in comparison, with just a few from Armstrong’s and Gannon’s, the Foxford Fishery and Rinanney.
Cloongee recorded 10 fish for the week, including a nice catch for Thierry Colum on bubble and fly, weighing 12.5lbs. However, it was again the East Mayo Anglers Association water which provided the best sport, with 21 fish in total reported, five of those released. Paul McGrath, Swinford had two of 9lbs and 11lbs on the fly, with John Buckley having success on the spinner with a fish of 10.5lbs. Thomas Weiss, Germany had a nice fish of 9.5lbs on fly, while Steven Brown, Knockmore, landed a 9lbs salmon, also on fly (pictured below).