First Salmon of 2019

Local angler Noel Maloney was out for a cast before going to work this morning, and he landed the first Moy salmon of the 2019 season. The sea- liced fish was taken on the Ballina Salmon Anglers water at the weir in Ballina. The fish weighed 9 lbs and was caught on the worm. This is the second year running that Noel has caught the first fish, taking the first one last year on the 23rd February.


Conditions are good at the moment with low clear water and with some milder weather forcast we should see more rods on the river bank in the coming weeks.


How’s the river doing? Check the Ridge Pool Webcam


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