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Catch numbers on the Moy slowly increasing


Osgur Grieve reports from the River Moy…

Angling Report week ending 23rd April 2023

Waterlevels at Ballylahan Bridge dropped for most of the week from 1.03m on Monday 17th to 0.6m on the morning of Saturday 22nd, after which the river rose slightly, peaking at 0.75m  by Sunday morning. The overall reduction in waterlevels compared to the previous week meant that prospects for fishing were good. Anglers are starting to see some fish and catch numbers are slowly increasing on some fisheries.

Ballina Salmon Anglers were into action during the week recording 4 salmon for the week weighing 8lbs., 5lb., 5lbs. and 11lbs.

Easy Mayo Anglers Association recorded 8 salmon for the week, 3 of which were released. On Friday 21st Sean Woods, Belfast released a 10lbs. salmon on the fly. Saturday 22nd saw Paul Kelly, Sligo release an 8lbs. salmon using spinner and on Sunday 23rd Ian Guegan, Foxford released a 10.5lbs. salmon on spinner.

There were no other reports of salmon caught on the other fisheries along the Moy but with the improving waterlevels and increase in angling activity it shouldn’t be long before salmon start to be caught from the other fisheries too.