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Salmon catches up significantly on the River Moy

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Barry Kelly reports from the River Moy…

River Moy Angling Report Week ending 16-06-2024

Water levels at Ballylahan fluctuated slightly this week with two slight rises on Monday and again on Friday with water levels dropping off on Sunday evening returning to 0.4 m on Monday morning 17th June.  Catches were up significantly with a total reported catch this week of 227 salmon for the system although some fisheries reported low levels of angling.

Moy Fishery

Much improved catches in the Moy Fishery this week with 32 salmon caught, of which 18 were released showing a significant commitment to catch and release with over half of fish caught released.  Twenty-one fish were caught on the Ridge Pool, 6 were caught on the Cathedral Beat and 5 were caught in the Weir Pool with weights ranging from 2.5 lbs to 13 lbs.

Stephen Mc Kenna about to release a grilse at the Ridge Pool
Paul Kelly about to release a nice grilse on the Weir Pool

Ballina Salmon Anglers

A total of 35 salmon were reported caught this week with 25 caught on the worm, 4 on the fly and 6 spinning. The majority were grilse from 2.5 lbs and 7 lbs.

Mount Falcon Estate

A total of 3 salmon were reported caught for the week with weights ranging from 3.5 lbs to 5 lbs. Two of the fish were taken on the spinner with the third fish taken on the fly.

Knockmore Salmon Anglers

Kenneth reported 3 salmon caught for the week. Mainly grilse taken on the worm and the prawn with weights varying from 4 lbs to 6 lbs. Overall, angling pressure was low.

Attymass Angling Club

Kevin reported 7 salmon caught this week with weights varying from 4 lbs to 8 lbs.  The fish were caught mainly on the prawn and overall angling activity was quiet.

Byrnes Fishery

Roy reported 5 grilse caught this week with weights ranging from 3 lbs up to 5 lbs. All fish were taken on the worm.

Armstrong Fishery

George reported 7 salmon caught for the week taken on the bubble and fly and prawn. The heaviest fish weighed 12 lbs.

Gannon’s Fishery

Pat reported 11 salmon caught for the week of which 1 was released. The heaviest fish weighed 9 lbs with all methods successful this week including spinning, worming, bubble and fly and the shrimp. Similar to some other reports, angling pressure was down.

The Foxford Fishery

Granville reported 16 salmon caught of which 4 were released. The heaviest fish weighed 10.5lbs and was caught spinning.

Reports were received of 6 salmon caught this week in the Foxford town area.  The bubble and fly appeared to be most successful method with most fish ranging between 4 lbs and 5 lbs with the best weighing 8 lbs.

Foxford Salmon Anglers

Another good week’s fishing was reported with a total catch of 45 salmon caught for the week, with some fish released.  All methods were successful with prawn, worm and bubble and fly doing very well. Anglers can follow Foxford Salmon Anglers on Facebook where regular updates are posted on: www.facebook.com/foxfordsalmonanglers

Cloongee Fishery

A total of 29 salmon were reported caught this week with 22 of these reported as being released. This accounts for over three quarters of the fish caught being released. Weights ranged from 2.5 lbs to 8.5 lbs, and most were caught on the fly with 1 reported caught on the worm.

East Mayo Anglers Association

A total of 28 salmon were reported caught for the week of which 4 were released.  Successful methods included the fly, spinning and worming with weights from 2 lbs to 11 lbs.  The heaviest fish for the week weighing 11 lbs was caught by Billy Mc Ghee on the fly on 16th June.

Garrett Ruigrok releasing a salmon on the Moy in Ballina