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Catch numbers on the Moy continue to increase

Rob Malcolm about to release a salmon weighing approximately 4 lbs on the Ridge Pool

Steve Schreck reports from the River Moy…

ANGLING REPORT  Week ending 21/05/2023

Despite low water conditions and sunny days for most of last week, catch numbers on the Moy system continue to increase. In total, 77 salmon were reported caught. Again, a good number of double-figure fish were recorded, alongside a few early grilse. Water levels at Ballylahan Bridge were around 0.5m on Monday, dropping quickly to low water levels of about 0.25m during the week.

The Moy Fishery benefited from the conditions and started to come into swing, with 10 salmon caught of which 2 were released.  All fish were caught on the Ridge Pool.

Paul Kelly with a very deep fish of 9.25 lbs on the Ridge Pool

Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 2 salmon caught both weighing around 11lbs caught on the worm.

Knockmore Salmon Anglers reported 2 salmon caught, 11lbs on a prawn and 4lbs on a spinner.

Armstrong Fishery recorded 6 salmon for the week, caught on shrimp and worm. (9lbs, 8lbs, 7lbs, 7lbs, 7lbs and 4lbs)

Gannon’s Fishery reported 6 fish, with the best one weighing in at 12 lbs, mostly caught on the shrimp.

The Foxford Fishery recorded 9 fish, one of them being a stunning 14 lbs springer.

Joe Gleeson with a stunning 14 lbs springer from the Foxford Fishery

Foxford Salmon Anglers reported 16 fish caught for the week.

Reports of eight salmon caught were received for the Foxford town area.

Cloongee Fishery recorded 4 salmon caught on the fly (11.5lbs, 9.5lbs, 8lbs and 7lbs).

East Mayo Anglers recorded 11 salmon for the week (5 released). Eight fish on the fly, 1 on the spinner and 2 on the worm. The best fish weighed in at 10.5 lbs.