Despite the low water levels and humid conditions which prevailed for much of the week, a total of 431 salmon were reported bringing the season total to 2,704.  This was the best week of the season so far. The low levels have resulted in grilse now holding in the middle and lower reaches but have impacted heavily on angling upstream.

With 72 salmon reported, the Moy Fishery saw its best week of the year. On the Ridge Pool, fly anglers Raymond Steward, NI, Gerry Kelly, Dublin and Victoria Roberts, UK, all had grilse averaging 4.5 lbs.  Garry Perks, UK, had 3 fish on fly on the Weir Pool, two of which he released. Donal Carney, Athlone, was successful on the Cathedral Beat where he landed two grilse at 4.5 lbs. and 5.25 lbs.; also on fly.

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Happy Ridge Pool anglers, (f.l.t.r.) Raymond Steward, NI, Gerry Kelly, Dublin and Victoria Roberts, UK

The Moy Fishery’s Annual Juvenile Angling Day also took place during the week. A total of 18 youngsters took part and 5 salmon where caught. Amongst the successful anglers were Sean & Fionn Dermody, Jack Sweeney and Charlie Cook.

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Successful young anglers: Fionn & Sean Dermody

All mid river fisheries enjoyed reasonable results. On Coolcronan, Tommy Henderson, NI, caught a six pounder on worm, while Nicola Marcon, Italy, had his first ever salmon on Gannon’s; also on worm. Ten-year old Christopher Condon, Mullingar, had a memorable day on the Rinanney Fishery as he caught his first ever salmon, a fine fish of 8 lbs.!

Further upriver, regular visitor Klaus Lehmann, Germany had a 4.5 lbs. fish (worm) on Cloongee, while Gerry McNamara, Offaly, landed 4 grilse, one on fly and 3 on worm.

Moy Estuary

 Judd Ruane, skipper of the Pegasus, reported good sea trout fishing for his clients for the week. Aidan Spooner, Adare, was amongst the successful anglers catching good numbers of fresh run-sea trout.

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Aidan Spooner with a fine fresh-run Moy Estuary sea trout

To book a day’s sea trout fishing visit or contact Judd on +353 (0)87 6736969.