For the second consecutive week, the Moy system produced over 600 salmon. Anglers experienced fluctuating water levels all week with catches becoming more widespread. The mid-river fisheries in particular saw an increase in catch numbers.

The Moy Fishery had a good week with almost 50 salmon being landed. On the Ridge Pool, Paul Maloney, Offaly, caught an exceptional sea trout on spinner weighing 5.5 lbs., while Spanish flyangler, Miguel Gomez Diaz, was successful on the Weir Pool.

Cracking 5.5 lbs. Ridge Pool sea trout for Offaly angler Paul Maloney
Cracking 5.5 lbs. Ridge Pool sea trout for Offaly angler Paul Maloney

Miguel had a total of four grilse, three of which he released. Also on the Weir Pool, Jean Daniel Rouante from France had two on fly. Fly anglers on the Cathedral Beat also did well with Richard Ormston and Colin McQuire, both UK, landing a 4.5 lbs. grilse each.

The fly also proofed successful on the Mount Falcon water where Dutch visitors, Mark Geesink and Paul Vanerkemp, caught 6 grilse together. Colin Jones, UK, had two fish on worm on the Coolcronan Fishery, while Urs Inglin from Switzerland landed a five pounder on Gannon’s also on worm. The Foxford Fishery produced 3 grilse for Peter Mountgomery, Northern Ireland and German regular, Klaus Lehmann, had two on Cloongee, all on worm.

Anglers on East Mayo availed of the good water levels for most of the week with flyfishing and bubble & fly being quite successful. Amongst the lucky anglers were Steve and Josh Challinor from the UK with 4 fish between 3 and 9.5 lbs. and Jim Summers, Dublin, who had one grilse on worm.