Yet another successful week for anglers on the Moy system, with 945 salmon reported, bringing the yearly total, so far, to 4,735. After a big flood over the previous weekend, angling peaked during the first half of the week resulting in very good fishing conditions upstream of Ballina. Lures and the worm proved to be the most successful methods while water levels were on the high side.

Due to the higher water levels, angling on the Moy Fishery was rather slow this past week with only 15 salmon being caught. Amongst the successful anglers were Roy Taylor, UK, and Kevin Enright, Limerick, who both had a grilse on the Ridge Pool.

The Mount Falcon Fishery topped its good result of last week with a total of 69 salmon for the week. UK anglers Garry Perks & Mike Hornsby were particularly successful accounting for 32 fish (14 released) using all methods. The Coolcronan Fishery also saw its best week of the season with lady angler, Marie Anderson from the UK, catching a nice 6.5 lbs. grilse on the worm. At Gannon’s, Patrick Zollinker from Switzerland had two fish on bubble & fly, while John Logan, Dublin, landed a cracking ten pounder (on spinner) on the Foxford Fishery. Cian O’Bourke from Crossmolina certainly celebrated his 15th birthday catching his first ever salmon on the River Moy at Foxford. Cian was using bubble & fly and hooked his fish on an Orange & Gold Shrimp pattern.

There were also a lot of happy faces at the Cloongee Fishery with over 60 salmon reported for the week. Amongst the successful anglers were Paul Burgess, UK and Jimmy Scotson from Monaghan who caught a fine 12.5 lbs. fish on spinner. German flyanglers, Lutz Koch and Kai Duscher, had great sport on the East Mayo water with several salmon up to 7.5 lbs., while fellow countryman, Lothar Waldeck, was also successful on East Mayo catching two grilse on spinner.

Made himself the nicest birthday present:  15 year old Cian O’Bourke with his first ever salmon!
Made himself the nicest birthday present: 15 year old Cian O’Bourke with his first ever salmon!