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Angling News Ballina - 7 Sep 2014
By Markus Müller
13, Sep 2014 - 09:25

Salmon Fishing

River Moy

Due to the extremely low water levels salmon fishing on the River Moy was very slow during the week. Angling effort was low and only very few anglers ventured out trying their luck. However, some were rewarded with unexpected results.

On the Mount Falcon Fishery, Steven Taylor Winter & friend, UK, caught a total of 9 salmon (5 released) over just two days fishing using spinner & worm. Also on Mt. Falcon, fly angler Michael English caught and released two salmon. The Coolcronan Fishery reported a 6 lbs. fish for Richard Semple, Northern Ireland, on prawn, while Michael McIvor, also Northern Ireland, had 5 salmon (best 8 lbs.) on worm & prawn on the Foxford Fishery.

Garavogue River

Despite the low water levels, the Garavogue River produced a few salmon over the past weeks.  Amongst the successful anglers were Basil Harte, Sligo, with a four-pounder and Kieran McLoughlin, also Sligo, with a 6 lbs. salmon. Both fish were caught on worm. Local angler, Lee Gethins also landed a 4 lbs. fish on worm, while  M. O'Hare caught a small grilse on spinner.

Drumcliff River & Glencar Lake

Sligo anglers, Tony Gorman and Kevin Flynn, where successful on the Drumcliff River where they landed two salmon each, while John Davis from Grange Co. Sligo caught two salmon and a sea trout on Glencar Lake on fly.


Trout Fishing

Lough Conn

Angling on Lough Conn was rather slow during the week. The calm weather and very low water levels impacted heavily on angling. However, a few anglers still ventured out and caught some fish.

Fishing out of Pontoon Bridge Hotel (, John Barrett, John Begley & Michael Benson, all Kildare, had a total of eleven trout around Glass Island, best at 2 lbs. All fish came to dry flies. Arklow anglers, Jonathan Cafferty and Paul Butler caught four trout each on wets, while Sue & Denis Cooney from Chicago boated four trout trolling a Mepps spinner.

Cloonamoyne Fishery Crossmolina ( reported a 2.75 lbs. trout for Michael Creelman from Donegal. Michael got his fish around Roe Island on a Green Peter. Jason Conway & Heather Morley, UK, had 3 trout, best at 1.5 lbs. on wets, while Tom McDonald and his son Andrew, Co. Louth, had four trout (best at 2 lbs.), trolling a 12 gramme Toby.

Successful anglers on North Conn included US visitors, Jack Kerry & Brian Suggeon, with three trout on wet flies, Frank Sweeney, Galway, with 3 trout (best at 3 lbs.) on Dabblers and James Noone & Ray Lynn from Ennis who caught four trout. Elsewhere, Martin and Brian Clarke, Northern Ireland, had two trout each, best at 1.5 lbs. on Wulffs.

Lough Arrow

Lough Arrow Fish Preservation Association & District Anglers held a competition on Sunday 7th September. The event was fished on a heaviest fish basis. Results were as follows:

1st Francis White - 4.302 lbs.

2nd Peter Roche - 1.99 lbs.

3rd Francis McSharry - 1.296 lbs.

4th Karl Murrin 1.172 lbs.

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