Kevin O’Boyle reports on the week’s salmon fishing on the River Moy:
25 Salmon were recorded from the Moy over the past week, with four more reported from Pontoon Bridge and two from Lough Conn.
While it was very cold on the river Moy during the week, with some heavy downpours of rain, the river was in good condition for angling. Water levels recorded at Ballylahan Bridge on Monday morning were 0.505m and by Thursday evening had risen to 0.948m and dropped back again by Friday night and levelled off at 0.723 m on Sunday night. Water temperatures averaged 9˚celsius and peaked at 9.4˚celsius mid-week. The water became slightly coloured towards the end of the week. Still, a good few fisheries produced salmon and saw some salmon running the system.
Ballina Salmon Anglers produced six salmon from 8-10 lbs, mostly on the worm with two on the spoon.
Foxford Salmon Anglers 2 Fisheries produced three salmon best 10 lbs.
East Mayo Anglers Association had 16 salmon for the week to worm, fly and spinning. They averaged from 8 -14 lbs. The best salmon of the week was caught by Kevin Barber, Sligo, for 14 lbs, while Billy McGhee, Ballyvary, had two salmon on the fly for 10 & 12 lbs.