With only 331 salmon reported, fishing on the River Moy was somewhat slower than in previous weeks. The bright conditions and dropping water levels made it more difficult for anglers to tempt fish to take.

However, anglers on the Moy Fishery still enjoyed good fishing mainly on fly. On the Ridge Pool, William Millar, Northern Ireland, had two grilse at 4.5 lbs. and 6.5 lbs., while James Cartwright, UK, landed two. Collin Parks, UK, was successful on the Weir Pool catching 3 grilse and Garrett Byrne from Dublin scored on the Cathedral beat with a nice six pounder. Also on the Cathedral Beat, German visitor, Norman Goldberg, had a 4.5 lbs. grilse on fly.

A happy Norman Goldberg from Germany with his fly caught Moy Fishery grilse

Marvin and Liz Couzens, UK, had a grilse each on Coolcronan, while fly angler, Harry Nash, Dublin, caught two on the Foxford Fishery. Angling around Foxford was also slower than in previous weeks. Yet, a total of 50 fish was reported from the Foxford Salmon Anglers’ waters.


Further upriver on Cloongee and East Mayo, the dropping water levels also impacted on anglers’ success. However, Michael O’Byrne, Meath, had a fine fish on spinner on Cloongee, while Mark Toquard proved that salmon can also be caught in difficult conditions. The French flyangler had 6 fish for his week on East Mayo all on fly, best at 11 lbs.!