Raymond Steward netted the Best Irish Angler title as Mayo Shore Angling Club — in conjunction with the Ballina Salmon Festival — put up two trophies at the Moy Fishery beats on Heritage Day.
Steward, a veteran with 25 years of fishing the Moy under his belt, bagged a brace of Ridge Pool salmon to land the Irish Angler crown while the Best European Angler trophy went to Belgian Roland Capoullez who had one salmon.
Outside of the competition, fresh water and an increase in angling effort saw the reported Moy catch rise to 793 salmon for the week. Salmon were caught on all fisheries from Ballina to East Mayo.
Belfast Telegraph 23/07/2016 Read the full article ‘Raymond is Ireland’s best thanks to brilliant brace while Roland wears the European crown’