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Moy running low but flash flood improves fishing for a short while

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Kevin O’Boyle reports from the River Moy…

Angling Report week ending 31/07/22

301 salmon reported caught in the Moy catchment for the last week. 87 of these grilse were returned from various fisheries. Water levels were low for the week.  Levels at Ballylahan Bridge on Monday morning were recorded at 0.391m and rising sharply that night to a peak of 0.787m and then began to drop off slowly for the rest of the week to 0.288m by Sunday night.

Water temperatures also taken from www.waterlevel.ie  reached 12˚ Celsius at Ballylahan bridge, and water temperatures on Lough Conn reached 11.5˚celsius.

The Moy Fishery recorded 16 salmon for the week, some on the worm earlier in week, but mostly on the fly. Four grilse returned. Best flies over the week were Cascade and Red Francis.

Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 18 grilse from 2-5 lbs mostly caught on the worm.

Mount Falcon Fishery report 36 grilse ranging from 3 to 6 lb. A party of 3 had 25 grilse over 3 days and returned 21.

Knockmore Salmon Anglers recorded 13 grilse for the week.

Attymass Anglers reported 3 salmon, all caught spinning.

Coolcronan Fishery had 9 grilse for the week mostly caught on the prawn and spinning.

Byrnes Fishery reported 4 grilse from their water.

Armstrong’s Fishery reported 20 salmon for the week mostly caught on bubble and fly and shrimp.

Gannon’s Fishery had 28 salmon for the week and 7 returned.

The Foxford Fishery reported 34 grilse, mostly caught on bubble and fly.

Foxford Salmon Anglers reported 32 from their waters.

Local reports in relation to the Foxford Rocks Fishery say that at least 6 grilse were caught for the week, nearer to the falls at the Woollen Mills.

Cloongee Fishery reported 19 grilse for the week with 10 released mostly on bubble and fly.

East Mayo Anglers recorded 63 salmon for the week, with 45 released.  Some 5 lbs grilse were reported caught but most ranged from 3 to 4 lbs weight. Fly and worm were best methods.

8-year-old Frank Lambert from the U.K. with his first salmon caught on a worm, helped by his father Danny at Ballina Salmon Anglers waters

Angling Report week ending 07/08/22

328 salmon were reported caught in the Moy catchment for the last week.  37 of these grilse were returned from various fisheries. Water levels were for the most part low for the week apart from a flash flood on Monday night into Tuesday. Levels at Ballylahan Bridge on Monday morning were recorded at 0.264m and rising sharply that night to a peak of 1.146m and then began to drop off slowly for the rest of the week to 0.288m by Sunday night.

Water temperatures also taken from www.waterlevel.ie  reached 12˚ Celsius to 12.6˚celsius at Ballylahan bridge, and water temperatures on Lough Conn averaged 11.5˚celsius.

The Moy Fishery recorded 6 salmon for the week all on the fly. 2 grilse returned.

Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 33 grilse from 2-5 lbs mostly caught on the worm.

Mount Falcon Fishery reported 33 grilse ranging from 3 lbs to 6 lbs.

Knockmore Salmon Anglers recorded 17 grilse for the week, all spinning.

Coolcronan Fishery had 8 grilse for the week mostly caught on the prawn and spinning.

Byrnes Fishery reported 11 grilse from their water.

Armstrong’s Fishery reported 9 salmon for the week mostly caught on bubble & fly and shrimp.

Gannon’s Fishery had 22 salmon for the week, and 8 returned.

The Foxford Fishery reported 22 grilse, mostly caught on bubble and fly.

Foxford Salmon Anglers reported 87 from their waters. 15 in Bakers waters and 72 in Rinnaney stretch.

Local reports in relation to the Foxford Rocks Fishery suggest that at least 7 grilse were caught for the week.

Cloongee Fishery reported 13 grilse for the week with 3 released. These fish were mostly caught on bubble and fly.

East Mayo Anglers recorded 54 salmon for the week, with 24 released.  Some 5 lbs grilse were reported caught but most ranged from 3 to 4 lbs weight. Fly and worm were best methods.

Local reports say that 4 salmon were caught on Lough Conn during the week.

Local reports from the River Deel say that 2 salmon were caught on the River Deel during the week.