Kevin O’Boyle reports on the week’s fishing on the Moy system:
28 Salmon were caught throughout the Moy River this week. 4 more were caught on Lough Conn and one at the Lake River.
Water levels were generally low for the time of year with water levels recorded at Ballylahan Bridge on Monday morning were 0.833m. Heavy rain on Monday evening rose the water to 1.047 m and it levelled back to 0.44m by the weekend. Water temperatures averaged 9.4˚ Celsius.
For most of the week, the water was very clear and suitable for all methods of angling. John Howley is back working as a ghillie on the Ridge Pool, and caught and released a 3 lb Seatrout on the Yellow Alley fly.
Ballina Salmon Anglers produced 6 springers from 8-12 lbs on worms and spinning. Armstrong Fishery produced 1 Salmon for 9lbs on a silver spoon by a Northern Ireland Angler. Foxford Fishery had 6 salmon for the week ranging from 8 to 12 lbs, mostly spinning. East Mayo Anglers recorded 12 salmon for the week, with 5 released.
Mark Corps from Northern Ireland had 2 salmon on the fly one for 7 lbs and the biggest of the week at 14 lbs, later released.
3 Salmon were caught at Carrigeen, Foxford Salmon Anglers water, all spinning.