Kevin O’Boyle reports from the River Moy…
River Moy Angling Report week ending 04/07/21
A good dry week, with a mix of cloud and some hazy sunshine with temperatures of up to 19° Celsius.
This ended by Friday with heavy outbreaks of rain continuing into the weekend with widespread showers but remaining fairly calm all week. Extremely low water levels all week until the weekend, gave readings at Ballylahan Bridge from 0.251m to a rise of 0.336 m by Sunday evening.
Three hundred and ninety-one salmon were reported caught for the week ending 4th July 2021 on the various fisheries on the Moy.
The low water favoured the Moy Fishery this week with a total of 115 salmon caught of which 19 were caught on the Cathedral Beat and the remaining 96 caught on the Ridge Pool. Fifty-one salmon were released, and all fish were caught on the fly.
Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 25 salmon, all grilse.
Mount Falcon had 7 for salmon for the week.
Knockmore Salmon Anglers reported 1 salmon.
Moving upstream, Armstrong’s Fishery had 12 salmon while next door Gannon’s Fishery reported 7 fish caught.
The Foxford Fishery produced 71 salmon for the week all on bubble and fly, the best weighing 7 lbs.
Foxford Salmon Anglers had 61 salmon all on bubble and fly with a good percentage released.
Foxford town accounted for at least 11 salmon for the week.
Moving up to Cloongee Fishery where it is reported that 22 salmon were caught, all on the bubble and fly.
East Mayo Anglers Association produced 45 salmon with 30 of those released. The biggest fish was caught by Damien Macklin for 8 lbs on a spoon.