Unsettled conditions with heavy showers during most of last week made fishing a challenging pastime on the Moy catchment. In total 215 salmon have been reported caught for the week. Water levels at Ballylahan bridge never went below 0.75m, topping the 2m mark on Monday, dropping sharply to 0.75m, then hitting the 1m mark on Wednesday to steadily rise up to 1.5m again towards the end of the week.

Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 37 salmon for the week, weighing between 3lbs and 6lbs, mostly taken on bubble and fly.

 Mount Falcon recorded 15 fish on the worm and spinner. The best fish weighed 7lbs.

Attymass Angling Club reported 6 fish, 5 on the worm and 1 on the spinner.

Knockmore Salmon Anglers recorded 17 salmon for the week, caught on worm, prawn and spinner with the best fish weighing 7lbs.

Coolcronan Fishery reported 8 salmon caught for the week.

Byrne’s Fishery recorded 14 salmon for the week, all grilse.  13 were caught on the worm and 1 on the prawn.

Gannon’s Fishery reported 12 salmon.

Foxford Salmon Anglers had 56 salmon for the week, caught worming and spinning.

Local reports from the Foxford Rocks Fishery suggest that 3 salmon were caught.

The Foxford Fishery recorded 9 salmon caught for the week.

Cloongee Fishery reported 5 salmon between 3lbs and 5lbs for the week, all released.

 East Mayo Anglers reported 32 salmon for the week, 11 of which were released. In prevailing high-water conditions spinning proved to be the most successful method.

One salmon of 3lbs was reported caught upstream of Cloongullaun Bridge on a spinner.

Seatrout fishing on the estuary seems to have slowed down a bit, but good sport can still be had. Skipper Malcolm McPherson reported good fishing for seatrout in the estuary last Wednesday, catching 8 fish. 4 of those were a good size, between 1.5lbs and 2lbs.