Steve Schreck reports from the River Moy…
Angling Report week ending 24/09/23
Last week saw a bit of an upswing in catch numbers in the Moy catchment again, even though conditions were a bit of a mixed bag with low water followed by a big flood. Water levels at Ballylahan read 0.36m on Monday, rose to 1.78m on Wednesday and tapered off to 0.73m on Sunday.
Ian Guegan from Foxford had two red letter days on East Mayo waters, catching and releasing 3 salmon on Monday and 4 salmon on Tuesday, all on the fly. The best fish was a 12lber.
In total 165 salmon have been reported caught for the week, including one reported caught on Lough Conn.
Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 15 salmon mainly caught on the fly and the prawn.
Mount Falcon recorded 3 fish, 1 of which was released. The best fish weighed 6lbs.
Knockmore Salmon Anglers reported 14 salmon for the week, 8 of which were released.
Attymass Angling Club recorded 4 fish for the week caught on the prawn.
Coolcronan Fishery reported 3 salmon caught.
Byrne’s Fishery recorded 6 salmon for the week.
Gannon’s Fishery reported 15 salmon caught, 3 of which were released.
The Foxford Fishery recorded 17 fish, 14 of which were released. Successful methods were bubble and fly and the prawn.
Foxford Salmon Anglers reported 42 salmon for the week, of which 23 were caught at Rinnaney and 19 at Baker’s.
Local reports suggest that 6 salmon have been caught at the Foxford Rocks Fishery.
Cloongee Fishery recorded 4 salmon, two of which were released. Two fish were caught on the worm and two on the spinner. All fish were in the 5-6lbs range.
East Mayo Anglers reported 35 salmon for the week, of which 24 were released. Five of those fish were double figure salmon between 10lbs and 15lbs. The most successful method proved to be spinning.