Fisheries Information Manager Markus Müller reports from the Moy – w/e 29th June 2014

Low water conditions and bright sunshine continued to impact on angling during the week. However, the Moy still produced over 250 salmon for local and visiting anglers alike.

The Moy Fishery saw its best week of the season so far with 21 salmon landed. On the Moy Fishery, Northern Ireland flyanlgers, David Gray, Ian McClatchey, Colin Farrel and Ivan Megaw all had salmon, best at 7 lbs. With 3 fish, best at 5 lbs., Terry Tobin, Meath, was also successful on the Ridge Pool.

On Coolcronan, father and son, Jack and Stephen Murphy, Northern Ireland, had an elven pounder each on prawn, while Jean Luc Muret together with two friends enjoyed a fantastic week’s fishing on the Foxford Fishery. The Three Frenchmen landed a total of 27 salmon, all on worm. Robert Bonet, France, was amongst the successful anglers on Rinanney where he had a nice 9 lbs. salmon on worm.

Allez les Bleus at Cloongee!
Allez les Bleus at Cloongee!

Further upriver, the luck of the French continued (not only in the World Cup) with a group of 3 anglers, led by Jean-Marc Bellegy, catching 15 salmon (7 released) on spinners and bubble & fly.

Low water levels impacted especially on angling on parts of the East Mayo water. Nevertheless, some anglers still managed to land fish including Bob Thomas, UK, who had a grilse on fly and Celia Fry, also UK, who got a salmon on worm.

Moy Estuary

Another good week for sea trout anglers in the Moy Estuary! Judd Ruane, skipper of the Pegasus, reported a total of 101 sea trout (62 released) for his clients including some nice fish in the 2-3 lbs. range. Amongst the successful anglers was UK angler, Phil Minor, who enjoyed great sport over 3 days together with 3 friends onboard Pegasus.

Phil Minor, UK showing a better Moy Estuary sea trout
Phil Minor, UK showing a better Moy Estuary sea trout

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

Markus Müller
Fisheries Information Manager
Iascach Intíre Éireann
Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ballina