With 514 salmon reported, the River Moy saw a pretty good week. Rising water levels during mid-week resulted in good fishing conditions over the weekend. Particularly, mid- and up-river fisheries enjoyed fine sport with good numbers of fresh salmon caught.

On the Knockmore water, Caroline Moore, Northern Ireland, caught her first ever salmon on bubble & fly, while Darragh Farrell, Dublin, scored on the Coolcronan Fishery where he also landed his first ever salmon. Not too long after his first fish Darragh landed another nice grilse.

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A proud Caroline Moore with guide Kenny Sloan

Gannon’s produced a six pounder for Davy McKee, Northern Ireland, on worm, while Mark Bloomer, also Northern Ireland, had four on spinner (2 released) on the Foxford Fishery. On Rinanney, Swiss anglers, Roman Winder, Alfred Durrer and Tobias Stadler, did very well catching a total of 17 salmon. Later in the week, the group caught another two salmon while trolling on Lough Conn as well as 4 trout, best at 2 lbs. The Foxford Salmon Anglers’ water enjoyed good fishing during the week with Pat Sherry landing a fine fresh-run grilse of 6.5 lbs.

Fishing conditions also improved on the East Mayo Anglers Association (www.eastmayoanglers.com) water where Jean Yves Giraud, France, had an 8 lbs. salmon on spinner. Also on East Mayo, German fly angler, Thomas Heymer, caught a 4 lbs. grilse.