A cool week with temperatures only averaging out at 15°C, down almost 15°C on the previous week with some heavy thunder showers throughout the week. Water levels remained very low at 0.193 m on Monday, peaking at 0.415 m midweek and levelling out to 0.287m on Sunday at Ballylahan bridge. Not as many anglers ventured out because of low water levels and water temperatures remained slightly elevated. Some pink salmon were recorded caught this week also all over the River Moy. A total of 264 salmon were recorded from the Moy catchment for the week, with a reasonable percentage released again.
The Moy Fishery reported 30 salmon caught on the Ridge Pool for the week along with another 8 salmon caught on the Cathedral Beat. All fish were caught on the fly and overall, 7 fish were released.
Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 6 grilse caught for the week.
Mount Falcon Fishery produced 23 grilse all on bubble and fly.
Attymass Anglers reported 2 grilse for the week.
Knockmore Salmon Anglers had 7 grilse for the week.
Coolcronan Fishery produced 14 salmon for the week.
Byrne’s Fishery had 1 grilse for the week.
Armstrong’s Fishery reported 9 grilse for the week, all caught on bubble and fly.
Gannon’s Fishery produced 7 grilse for the week, all caught on bubble and fly.
Granville from Foxford Fishery reported 32 grilse, all caught on the bubble and fly.
Foxford Salmon Anglers reported 20 grilse for the week with a sizeable percentage released. It is reported that at least 4 grilse were caught on the Foxford town section.
Reports from the Cloongee Fishery reveal that 44 grilse were caught for the week all on bubble and fly with 18 released.
East Mayo Anglers produced 53 grilse for the week with 45 released. Most fish were caught on the fly.
Sea trout fishing has been hit and miss in the last 2 weeks. Reports reveal there are a lot of sea trout in the estuary with some good quality fish caught with the best trout reported for near 3 lbs caught on a mackerel strip. Judd Ruane offers sea trout fishing trips on the Moy Estuary, and he can be contacted on 087 6736969 or 096 22183.
Simon Leonard, Ballina, and friends fished the estuary at the weekend with Simon having 2 good trout, the best weighing just over 2 lbs caught on sand eel and Domhnall Ryan, Ballina with a trout for 2.5 lbs, also caught on sand eel.
Reports from Lough Conn inform that 4 salmon were caught trolling spoons.