Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from the Moy – w/e 17th August 2014.
Water levels on the River Moy dropped again to summer level and, as a consequence, angling effort was very low this past week. However, the Moy system yielded a reported catch of 164 salmon bringing the yearly total to 4,067 so far.
The Ridge Pool produced a grilse for Mark Bowie, UK and a fine 11.5 lbs. salmon for Frank O’Hara, Co. Laois; both fish were caught on fly. On the Cathedral Beat, UK angler Trevor Shreeve, also had a grilse on fly.
On Saturday 16th August, Ballina Salmon Anglers held a juvenile angling competition in which 36 youngsters under the age of 16 took part. Amongst the successful local young anglers were Cian O’Neil and Owen Deavaney who both caught a fine grilse.
Further upriver, East Mayo Anglers’ reported a nice 9 pounder for visiting US flyangler, Larry Woods.
Hopefully, the cooler weather and promised rain will improve angling conditions for the coming weeks on Ireland’s most productive salmon river.
Fisheries Information Manager
Iascach Intíre Éireann
Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ballina