Fishing on the River Moy slowed down somewhat during the week, while fluctuating water levels resulted in more difficult conditions. However, the Moy system produced a reported catch of 266 fish for the week bringing the yearly total to 4,681.
On the Ridge Pool, flyanglers Ivan and Ian McClatchy from Northern Ireland had two grilse each best at 5 lbs. Peter Wadding, UK, was also successful on the Ridge Pool catching two grilse while spinning. German regular, Lars Friebertshäuser had two fish on the fly on the Cathedral Beat, while Jesus Ugarte, Spain, also landed two on fly. Derek Doyle, Dublin, and Philip Cobham, UK, scored on the Moy Fishery’s Spring Wells Beat where they had a grilse each; both fish were caught on fly.
John Hoddle, UK, enjoyed his time at Mt. Falcon catching 6 grilse over two days, while Liz Couzens, also UK, had a great day on Coolcronan landing three. The Foxford town waters produced in excess of 50 salmon for the week.
Further upriver on Cloongee, Peter Todd, Wicklow, caught two grilse on worm averaging 4.5 lbs. Also on Cloongee, Thierry Colum caught and released eight fish for the week. Flyfishing on East Mayo still proved quite successful with a number of fine grilse reported. Amongst the successful flyanglers was Severin Ullmann from Switzerland.