With 199 salmon reported, weekly catches on the Moy System continued to improve. Water levels dropped towards the end of the week providing good flyfishing on the upper reaches. On the Ridge Pool, two salmon were caught including a 16 lbs. cracker by Jimmy French from Northern Ireland. Jimmy’s springer took a black Flying C.

A cracking 16 lbs. Ridge Pool salmon for Jimmy French from Northern Ireland
A cracking 16 lbs. Ridge Pool salmon for Jimmy French from Northern Ireland

The Coolcronan Fishery reported the first two fish of the season. Fishing buddies, Ronnie Doughes and Eric Lowry, Northern Ireland, both had an 8 lbs. salmon on worm. First time visitor to the Moy, Urs Schiltknecht, from Switzerland landed an eight pounder (on spinner) on Gannons, while Peter Mountgomery, Northern Ireland, had one at 6.5 lbs. also on spinner. French visitor, Guy Charpentier, enjoyed great fishing on Rinanney where he landed three salmon weighing between 7.5 lbs. and 9.5 lbs. (all on worm).

Further upriver, Cloongee produced a fine ten pounder for Dominic Conlon, Kildare, on spinner, while French flyangler, Pascal Maziere, also had a 10 lbs. salmon. The East Mayo Anglers’ water also enjoyed good sport during the week. Spinner, worm and fly were equally successful. Amongst the successful anglers were Bjørn Hanson, Norway (6 lbs. on fly), Dominik Weber, Germany (11.5 lbs. on fly) and Martin Davidson, Northern Ireland (11 lbs. on spinner).