The Moy River fished extremely well this week. Heavy rain towards the weekend raised water levels and fish moved up through the system and all fisheries enjoyed good catches. The reported salmon catch for the week was 643 bringing the total for the year so far to 1822.

On the Ridge Pool, Garrett Ruigrok, Dublin, had excellent sport on the fly with 5 grilse (4 released), best at 8 lbs. Also on the Ridge Pool, Kevin Rooney, Dublin, had a 6.75 lbs. salmon on fly.

A happy Kevin Rooney, Dublin, with his 6.75 lbs. fly caught Ridge Pool salmon

Fishing was also excellent in the Foxford area with Rinanney and the Foxford Salmon Anglers water producing well over 100 salmon. French visitor, Bernard Pelou, caught a fine 10 pounder on Gannon’s on spinner, while Peter Todd, Wicklow, scored on Cloongee with two fish weighing 4.5 lbs. and 10 lbs. respectively. Jez Leech, UK, had 5 salmon for the week on Cloongee, best at 6 lbs. Angling conditions on East Mayo improved towards the weekend, and as a result, well over 100 fish were reported for the week. Amongst the successful anglers were Mattia Cestonaro, Italy, with a 9 lbs. fish on fly and Manfred Hilbe, Austria, with an eight pounder also on fly.