Kevin O’Boyle reports from the River Moy…

Angling Report Week ending 19/06/2022

360 Salmon were reported caught for the week in the Moy catchment.  Water levels recorded at Ballylahan Bridge were 0.345m on the Monday morning and after some rain on Wednesday night, brought a little fresh water into the system and levels rose to 0.384m. Water levels slowly levelled back to 0.280m by Sunday night. The fresh water really improved the fishing for the weekend with anglers seeing more fish go through.  Water temperatures ranged from 10.5˚ Celsius to 10.8 ˚Celsius throughout the system.

The Moy Fishery recorded 63 salmon caught for the week.  Best flies for the week were Cascades, Silver Stoat and Willie Gunn.

Jack Monaghan, USA, with a grilse caught on the Moy Fishery

Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 14 salmon caught, averaging 3-6 lbs, caught on the worm.

Mount Falcon Fishery recorded 2 fish from its waters to the fly.

Coolcronan Fishery had 2 salmon, one on the prawn and one on the worm.

Armstrong’s Fishery had 17 salmon, with two great salmon caught, one for 16 lbs on the worm and one for 15 lbs on the shrimp.

Gannon’s Fishery reported 6 salmon caught, the best weighing just over 10 lbs, caught on the bubble and fly by a Northern Ireland angler.

The Foxford Fishery reported 53 salmon for the week, the best weighing 11.5 lbs, caught by Chris Gallagher from Northern Ireland on a prawn.

Chris Gallagher ,Northern Ireland, with a 11.5 lbs salmon caught on a prawn in the Foxford Fishery

Foxford Salmon Anglers reported 47 salmon caught for the week.

Reports suggest that at least 12 salmon were caught in Foxford town water.

Reports from Cloongee Fishery say that 43 salmon were caught, 13 released. Most fish were caught spinning and on the bubble and fly, and averaged 4 lbs.

East Mayo Anglers recorded 85 salmon, with 25 of these released. Alan Logan caught the biggest fish for 12 lbs on the fly.

Two salmon were reported from the River Deel with one released. Reports from Lough Conn say that 6 salmon were caught, all trolling. Windy weather kept a lot of anglers off the lakes.

Stephen Blake, Amsterdam and Dublin with a grilse (released) from the lower stretch of the Deel as it enters Lough Conn caught spinning