There were 143 Salmon reported caught for the week ended 29 May in the Moy catchment of which 130 were caught on the River Moy itself. Water levels recorded at Ballylahan Bridge were 0.462m on the Monday morning and after heavy showers during the week, rose to 0.650m and levelled back again during the week to 0.347m by Sunday night. Water temperatures ranged from 10˚C to 10.2˚C throughout the system.
The Moy Fishery recorded 3 salmon for the week of which 2 were caught in the Weir Pool. The best fish weighed 13 lbs and the second weighed 11lbs. Both were caught on the fly. The Cathedral Beat had its first salmon for the season also caught on the fly.
Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 8 salmon, the best for 10 lbs, caught on a worm.
Mount Falcon Fishery recorded 3 fish, 2 of these were caught by Joey Breier, 14, from Luxemburg, on a black and gold “Flying C” for 9.8 lbs and 10.8 lbs.
Coolcronan Fishery reported 2 salmon, 1 caught spinning and 1 on the worm.
Armstrong’s Fishery had 15 salmon, mostly caught on prawns, the best weighing 16 lbs with 3 others for 13 lbs.
Gannon’s Fishery reported 2 salmon caught and 3 more lost at the net.
The Foxford Fishery reported 28 salmon, all caught on worms, the best weighing 12 lbs. Claire Raper from the UK had 2 salmon for 10 lbs and 11.5 lbs.
At least 1 salmon was reported caught in Foxford town water.
Reports from Cloongee Fishery state that 13 salmon were caught with 1 released. Most fish were caught spinning and on bubble and fly. The biggest fish weighed a whopping 16 lbs and others weighed down to 6 lbs. Permits are available online for the Cloongee Fishery.
East Mayo Anglers recorded 16 salmon, with 3 of these released. Jurgen van den Hout from the Netherlands had 2 caught on the fly for 9 lbs & 12 lbs, both released.
8 salmon were reported caught on Lough Conn, mostly trolling spoons.
Reports from the River Deel suggest that 5 salmon were caught mostly on prawns with some spinning.