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Warm weather and low water conditions make fishing difficult on the Moy

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Osgur Grieve, IFI Ballina, reports on the fishing on the Moy last week…

The persistent warm weather and low water conditions has made fishing difficult during the past week. The Moy Fishery closed for fish welfare reasons on Saturday 10th June due to elevated water temperatures and in line with its press release issued on 8th June.  Some other fisheries have had minimal angling activity. The anglers that did fish concentrated their efforts on a few of the fisheries in the middle section of the Moy and had some success at times.

The total catch for the Moy Fishery during the period the fishery was open (Monday 5th – Friday 9th June) was 17 salmon. Of this, the Ridge Pool produced 13 salmon, the Cathedral Beat produced 3 salmon and the Weir Pool produced 1 salmon.

Garrett Ruigrok releasing a 7 lbs salmon caught on 5th June at the Ridge Pool
Garrett Ruigrok releasing a 7 lbs salmon caught on 5th June at the Ridge Pool

Foxford Salmon Anglers reported 16 salmon for the week, 10 from Rinnaney and 6 from Baker’s waters.

There were local reports from the Foxford Rocks Fishery of 4 salmon caught on bubble & fly and also on the prawn.

The Foxford Fishery reported 21 salmon caught for the week, the best weighing 9 lbs. caught on the prawn.

 Cloongee Fishery reported 3 salmon for the week all caught on the fly, the best weighing 9.9 lbs.

 East Mayo Anglers reported 13 salmon for the week, 5 of which were released. They ranged in weight from 3lbs. to 9lbs. and were caught on a variety of methods including fly, worm and spinner.

Go fishing…

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