Kevin O’Boyle reports from the River Moy…
Dry weather accompanied by beautiful sunshine with temperatures rising to the high teens over the week contributed to water levels dropping considerably on last week. County wide Covid-19 restrictions still limited angling but an increase in angling is expected as the restrictions are eased. Water levels on the Ridge Pool are now approaching perfect conditions for fly angling. Angling on all Moy Fishery beats can be booked through email by contacting: email@example.com or by phone at +353 (0)96 21332.
Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 1 salmon caught for the week. This was the biggest salmon of the year so far and was caught by Derek Harrison, Ballina, for 14.5 lbs. The fish was caught on a worm just above the weirs.
East Mayo Anglers reported 4 salmon for the week, of which 3 were caught by Castlebar angler Aidan Connolly. Two of the salmon weighed 9 lbs. and 11.5 lbs. and were caught on the worm along with a 10 lbs. salmon caught on the fly which was released.
Foxford Anglers reported 3 salmon caught for the week.
The River Deel, the biggest of the Moy catchment tributaries, needs water to encourage salmon to move and the next rise in water levels should see a lot more anglers out in search of a springer.