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Heatwave taking its toll on the Moy but good sea trout fishing in the Estuary

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Steve Schreck reports from the River Moy and the Moy Estuary…

Angling Report week ending 04/06/2023

The heatwave across Ireland is starting to take its toll on the Moy catchment and the anglers. Conditions for the whole week were far beyond favourable, with air temperatures regularly reaching 20 degrees Celsius or more, bright sunshine and not even a droplet of rain to be seen. The total reported catch numbers amounted to 64 salmon. Water levels at Ballylahan Bridge stayed at low water levels all week.

The Moy Fishery reported 13 salmon for the week of which 2 were released. 9 of those fish were caught on the Ridge Pool and 4 were caught on the Cathedral Beat.

Happy young angler Ferdinand Deutsch with his first ever springer of 10.25lbs
Brian O’Donohoe with a nice fish of 11.5lbs

Ballina Salmon Anglers recorded 4 grilse for the week.

Armstrong Fishery reported 4 salmon for the week. One of those fish was a 9lbs springer and the remaining three were grilse. All 4 fish were caught on the prawn.

Gannon’s Fishery recorded 4 fish, weighing between 6lbs and 9lbs, caught on the prawn.

The Foxford Fishery recorded 19 salmon for the week. The biggest fish weighed in at 13lbs and was caught on the prawn.

Foxford Salmon Anglers reported 10 fish. Successful methods were prawn and bubble & fly.

Cloongee Fishery recorded 2 grilse. 3lbs on the fly (released) and 4lbs on the worm.

East Mayo Anglers recorded 8 salmon for the week, 2 of which were released. 3 fish on the fly and 2 on the worm and 3 on the spinner. The heaviest weighed 9lbs. and the rest were grilse.

Moy Estuary Judd Ruane, however,  reports on excellent results on Pegasus and other local boats with sea trout up to 4lb.