The Moy system accounted for a reported catch of 517 salmon for the week. This brought the season total, to date, to 3,368 which is up 217 on this time last year. Salmon were caught right throughout the system from Ballina to the East Mayo water.

The Ridge Pool saw the best week of the season so far with a total of 42 salmon being caught. Bill Cleary, Dublin, and Roy Wearing, UK, had 3 grilse each all on fly.

Bill Cleary, Dublin, with 3 Ridge Pool grilse
Bill Cleary, Dublin, with 3 Ridge Pool grilse

UK flyangler, Michael English, enjoyed a very successful week on the Mount Falcon water catching 9 grilse for the week, while Patrick Zolliker, Switzerland, had a five pounder on Gannon’s fishing bubble & fly.

Twelve year old Mark Nelson from Knockmore caught a 4.5 lbs. fresh-run salmon in “Padden’s Pool” on the Knockmore Angler’s stretch. Mark is a pupil at Lisaniska National School, Knockmore and tempted his first fish of the season with a bunch of worms.

There was also good fishing further upriver on the Foxford Salmon Anglers’ water, Cloongee and the East Mayo stretch. On Cloongee, Daniel Duguin, France, had 3 grilse, while his countryman, Gerard Groult, landed five for the week. Celia Fry, UK, caught a seven pounder on worm on East Mayo and Reg Bishop, also UK, had two fish at 5 lbs. and 6 lbs. also on the EMAA water.