Moy Catchment Angling Report – Week Ending 2nd July, compiled by Steve Schreck
A small flood in the Moy catchment late last week made for good sport over the weekend and therefore most fish were caught on Saturday and Sunday. In total 230 salmon were reported caught, again a large proportion being grilse, but there is still every chance of landing a nice fresh spring fish. Water levels at Ballylahan Bridge rose to 0.5m on Saturday but tapered off quickly to 0.25m.
The Moy Fishery recorded 53 salmon caught for the week, of which 31 were caught on the Ridge Pool, six on the Weir Pool and 16 caught on the Cathedral Beat. The fish ranged from 2lbs to 11lbs and were all caught on the fly.
Ballina Salmon Anglers reported 14 salmon for the week, all weighing around the 3lbs mark.
Mount Falcon reported 4 fish, of which 2 were caught on the fly and released.
Knockmore Salmon Anglers recorded 1 salmon caught on the prawn.
Coolcronan Fishery reported 7 salmon for the week. The best fish weighed 6.5lbs. All methods catch.
Byrne’s Fishery reported 2 salmon caught on the prawn, among them a nice fish of 9lbs.
Armstrong Fishery recorded 16 fish on all methods. The two biggest salmon were caught spinning and weighed 8lbs and 9lbs.
Gannon’s Fishery reported 14 salmon, of which 10 were caught Saturday after the flood. Most fish were caught on either worm or prawn, with the best one weighing 7lbs.
Foxford Salmon Anglers had 43 salmon for the week, mostly on bubble and fly and the prawn.
Local reports from the Foxford Rocks Fishery suggest that 12 salmon were caught, mostly on bubble and fly and the prawn. The best fish weighed 6lbs.
The Foxford Fishery recorded 38 salmon caught for the week, on all methods with fish up to 8lbs.
Cloongee Fishery reported 5 salmon for the week.
East Mayo Anglers reported 21 salmon for the week, 5 of which were released. Most fish were in the 2.5lbs to 5lbs range. The most successful methods were fly and worm.