Heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday resulted in a substantial rise in water levels, with all fisheries reporting good catches from Wednesday on. Nearly 800 salmon were reported caught across the system.

Eugine Farrell, Patrick Harrington & Gary Mongey Ridge Pool 17-06-2018 16-04-23
Eugine Farrell, Patrick Harrington & Gary Mongey Ridge Pool
Mark Follis
Mark Follis

In Ballina the Moy Fishery  had 41 salmon. Mark Follis, NI, had a 10.5 lbs fish on spinner from the Weir Pool. Eugine Farrell, Dublin, 5.5 lbs on fly – Ridge Pool, Patrick Harrington Dublin 8.5 lbs and 11 lbs on fly – Ridge Pool, James Bonner, NI, 3.75 lbs – Cathedral beat.

George Kernaghan Foxford Fishery
George Kernaghan, Foxford Fishery

Upstream Alan Rogers, UK, had an  11+ lbs salmon which he released at  Mount Falcon Fishery. Ingrid Keller, Germany, had a 9 lbs fish on prawn at Gannons Fishery. George Kernaghan, NI, had a 14 lbs on prawn at  Foxford Fishery. Long time visitor to the Moy 96 year old Louis Lecoeur from France had a 4 lbs grilse on worm from East Mayo Anglers.

Louis Lecoeur, France, 96 years old 4lb grilse 19 6 18
Louis Lecoeur, France, 96 years old, with his 4lb grilse

With high temperatures and bright sunshine forecast it is hard to predict the week ahead but there is a good show of fish on all fisheries throughout the system.

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For more about the River Moy and its fisheries, including prices and maps see – https://www.fishinginireland.info/salmon/northwest/river_moy_system.htm