Home Salmon fishing reports Dropping water levels result in more catches on the Moy

Dropping water levels result in more catches on the Moy

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River Moy in Ballina 22nd April 2021

Kevin O’Boyle reports from the River Moy…

River Moy Angling Report Week ending 18/04/21

Typical April weather saw rain, cold easterly winds, sleet and sunshine prevail this week. Highest air temperatures recorded were 14 degrees Celsius. Apart from a very slight rise in water levels at the start of the week water levels decreased again incrementally from Tuesday onwards. With the 5km travel restrictions eased allowing anglers to travel within their county or within 20km of their home more anglers availed of their favourite sport.

Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 6 salmon caught for the week. Local brothers Ryan and Simon Leonard’s many hours of fishing finally paid off with 2 salmon caught on the same day, weighing 8lbs. & 10lbs. Both fish were caught on worms.

East Mayo Anglers reported 9 salmon caught for the week, of which 5 were released. The best fish was caught on the fly downstream of Ballylahan bridge by John Mc Hugh, Turlough for 10.5 lbs.

Three salmon were reported caught by Foxford Anglers for the week.