Kevin O’Boyle reports from the River Moy…
River Moy Angling Report week ending 11/07/21
It was a rather cool wet week in the west, with some days struggling to reach between 15° C and 17° C. Mostly very calm with any light winds coming from the northwest. The rain brought a small flood with a fresh run of grilse running the catchment. Water levels for the week from Ballylahan Bridge rose from 0.335m to 1.372m midweek and levelled off on Sunday last at 0.693m. Four pink salmon were reported caught this week also, from the Ridge Pool to Rinnaney Fishery and one above Cloongullane Bridge.
A record 2,089 salmon, mostly grilse were recorded caught for the week in the Moy catchment. A good percentage of these were released again.
The Moy Fishery reported 98 grilse for the week, with 8 released. The most productive method was worming due to the rising water and all fish were caught on the Ridge Pool.
Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 200 grilse for the week.
Mount Falcon reported 60 grilse for the week.
Knockmore Salmon Anglers reported 132 salmon for the week, all caught on the worm.
Attymass Anglers produced 75 salmon from its waters.
Coolcronan Fishery reported 44 grilse caught spinning and worming.
Byrne’s Fishery produced 80 salmon, the best two weighing 8 lbs., all caught on worms.
Armstrong’s Fishery had 90 fish for the week.
Foxford Fishery recorded 143 grilse for the week.
Foxford Salmon Anglers had a record 660 grilse with a decent percentage released.
Foxford town wates produced at least 150 grilse.
Cloongee Fishery reported 16 grilse caught for the week.
East Mayo Anglers recorded 231 grilse for the week, mostly caught on worms, bubble & fly and a few caught spinning.
Cloongullane Bridge had at least 20 salmon for the week.
Reports from the Pontoon Bridge area indicate that at least 15 salmon were caught for the week.
The River Deel produced at least 12 salmon for the week.