Kevin O’Boyle reports from the River Moy…
River Moy Angling Report week ending 30-05-21
A week of changeable weather, from cold North Easterly winds and daytime air temperatures ranging from 10°C to 14°C in the first half of the week, to blue skies, brilliant sunshine and temperatures reaching a high of 21°C by Sunday. Angling disimproved for most anglers as the week went on. Overall, 96 salmon were reported from the Moy catchment for the week.
Ballina Salmon Anglers report 15 salmon for the week, smaller fish averaging between 4lbs. and 5 lbs. weight.
Knockmore Salmon anglers recorded 5 salmon for the week, the best of which weighed 12 lbs., caught on a worm, while the Attymass Fishery reported 2 salmon. Byrne’s Fishery had 3 salmon, the best weighing 10 lbs.
Coolcronan Salmon Fishery reported their first salmon of the season for 10 lbs., caught spinning.
Armstrong’s Fishery had 7 salmon for the week, the best weighing 11lbs., caught spinning.
The Foxford Fishery reported 9 Salmon, the best weighing 13 lbs., all caught on the prawn.
Foxford town had 2 salmon and Foxford Salmon Anglers reported 11 salmon from their waters.
Gannon’s Fishery reported 6 salmon, the best weighing 13lbs. and caught on the prawn.
Four salmon were caught on the Cloongee Fishery. Eddie Doherty had 2 of these on a Flying C. Tommy Treacy, age 6 from Ballinasloe fishing with his father caught his first salmon on a worm for 11 lbs. Congratulations and well done Tommy!
East Mayo Anglers recorded a whopping 32 salmon for the week with 11 of these released alive. Mick Seery from Ballinrobe, had the heaviest salmon for 14 lbs., on a worm. A couple of other salmon tipped the scales at 12 lbs. and 13 lbs. Best angling methods were fly and spinning. Water levels recorded on upper Moy at Ballylahan Bridge ranged from 1.2m down to a low of 0.6m at the weekend.
Reports from different fisheries in the catchment say that the Moy is now in great condition for the coming week.
Reports from the River Deel inform that 4 salmon were caught for the week. Two of these were caught upstream of Crossmolina by Ballina man Mark O’Malley.
The Ballyvary River had 2 salmon reported caught, one by Liam Mc Ellin for 9 lbs.