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First salmon of the 2023 season caught on the River Moy

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Nigel Lackey with the first Moy Salmon of 2023 weighing in at 8lbs.

 

Philip Thornton reports from the River Moy…

MOY CATCHMENT ANGLING REPORT

Week ending 05/03/2023

February 1st saw many anglers awake from winter hibernation to below average water conditions.  The opening day saw levels of 0.7m which gave slight encouragement. Few anglers ventured out in search of the first salmon of the season due to weather conditions which saw the first month pass without the news we had all been waiting for.  March sprung and on the 3rd of the month with water levels at 0.5m the first River Moy salmon was caught by Ballina native Nigel Lackey on the Ballina Salmon Anglers waters.  The fish was caught on the worm and was landed on “The Flag” just upstream of the Ballina Salmon Weir.  Ballina Salmon Anglers also reported two fish lost.

There were no other reports of salmon caught from any of the other fisheries on the Moy.