Kevin O’Boyle reports from the River Moy…
Heavy rain and thunder bursts brought a lot of water into the Moy catchment. On Monday morning, water levels at Cloongulan Bridge read 0.679m and rose through the week to a high of 1.391m and dropped back to 0.733m by Sunday night. Water temperatures remained around 12˚Celsius.
A total of 303 salmon were recorded for the week with a sizeable amount of salmon released. This amounts to over 6,000 salmon recorded for the year so far, with only a few weeks angling to go.
Ballina Salmon Anglers had 45 grilse for the week.
Mount Falcon Fishery reported 38 grilse. Ten of these fish were caught by fly angler Michael English from the UK over four days and all were returned.
Attymass Anglers reported five salmon for the week.
Knockmore Salmon Anglers produced 16 for the week, while Coolcronan had 3 salmon for the week.
Byrne’s Fishery reported 18 fish and Armstrong’s 23, best at 7 lbs. on worm.
Gannon’s and the Foxford Fishery produced 22 fish each.
Foxford Salmon Anglers reported a total of 61 grilse from their waters with a good percentage returned, while 7 grilse were reported from Foxford Town.
The Clongee Fishery reported only 5 salmon for the week with best fish at 7.5 lbs. on the bubble and fly and 4 fish released.
East Mayo Anglers’ waters produced 33 salmon (15 released).
Reports suggest that sea trout fishing in the Moy Estuary was very slow and hard work for the week.