The first fish of the season was caught on St. Patrick’s Day by Gerry Seck, Crossmolina, on the Ballina Salmon Anglers’ water just upstream of the Weir in Ballina.  Gerry’s fish weighed 5 lbs. 1 oz. and was caught on worm.

Garry Piggott, Ridge Pool Tackle Shop, presented a prize to Mr. Seck who in turn presented the fish to the Ballina Manor Hotel who made a substantial donation to the River Moy Search & Rescue Club.

Gerry Seck, Chairman Ballina Salmon Anglers, with the first salmon of the season from the River Moy


At Pontoon Bridge, local angler Shane Gainley had a nice eight pounder on prawn.

Shane Gainley with a nice 8lbs. salmon

With water levels dropping, prospects for the coming weeks look good and it is hoped that more spring fish will be reported in the coming days.