remained low during the early part of the week and angling was difficult
due to the bright and thundery conditions. However, the Moy system accounted
for a reported catch of 299 salmon for the week.
the Moy Fishery continued to improve with a total of 99 salmon caught
by anglers. Forty-one salmon were taken on the Ridge Pool where Jack
Charlton had two grilse on fly. Jack was fishing with his friend Ray
Bailey who also had two grilse (one released). Ray Bailey also scored
on the Cathedral Beat where he landed a further two salmon, best at
6.5 lbs. Other successful anglers on the Ridge Pool included: Gary
Perks, UK, with two fish (both released), Miguel Diaz Gomes, Spain, with three salmon (two released), best at 6.75 lbs., Brian Lovering, UK, with two
fish, best at 7.89 lbs. and Leo Casey, Dublin, with an 8.75 lbs. salmon.
On the Weir Pool, Gary Perks added another two salmon to his account,
while James and William Waterson, Scotland, had three fish together. Gabriela
Fox, Castlebar was successful on the Cathedral Beat where she landed
a fine grilse. All fish on the Moy Fishery were caught on fly.
Up river, on
Armstrong’s, Ray Jarvis, Northern Ireland, had two salmon on worm, while
the Foxford Fishery produced two fish for Michael Rapier, UK, on spinner
and fly. Also on the Foxford Fishery, fly angler, Peter Walls, UK, landed
two salmon. Herbert Zeital enjoyed excellent fishing on the Foxford
Anglers Rinanney stretch. The German visitor had seven salmon for the week,
best fish at 7 lbs.
the system, the Cloongee Fishery produced two salmon for Michael Dawkins,
UK, best at 8 lbs., while John O’Reilly, Dublin, caught a nice grilse
on fly. On the East Mayo Association water, Eddie Thornton, Ballyhaunis,
caught a fine 14 pounder on spinner. Paul Morgan, Wales, did very well
catching five salmon over two days, best at 12 lbs. Paul was fishing the
worm. However, fly anglers also enjoyed good fishing on East Mayo: Manfred
Kauert, Germany got two salmon and Eddie Preston, Northern Ireland,
There was still
a good show of sea trout in the lower estuary. Judd Ruane reported good
fishing including five sea trout for UK angler, John Gilmore and four fish
for Sean Sutton. Baits were mackerel strips and sand eels. The best
fish of the week, a fine 3.5 lbs. sea trout, was caught by local angler,
Ryan Leonard, on a sand eel.
Again a quiet
week on Lough Conn and few fish were caught due to the very warm and
humid weather. Thunder and lightning also prevented anglers from going
Bridge Hotel, Alan Marrable, Tuam, had one trout to a dry Daddy for
just over 1.5 lbs., while Hugh Broonan, Killarney, caught one at 1 lbs.
also on a Daddy Longlegs. A Grey Wulff did the job for German visitor,
Andre Wehrenberg, who caught two trout for 3 lbs. From Kelly’s Boat
Hire, Cloghans, Brendan Levins, Dublin also had 2 trout for 3 lbs. to
dry flies. Elsewhere, John McGrath, Mullingar, had a fine 3 lbs. trout
on a Green Peter while fishing for salmon on the River Deel near Richmond
Bridge. He also landed a 5 lbs. salmon.
Carrowmore Lake &
There was spectacular
sea trout fishing on Carrowmore Lake during the week with bags of 20
to 50 sea trout per boat. Pat Foley and Eamon Giblin enjoyed excellent
fishing with 51 sea trout (48 returned) and three grilse (two returned). Other
successful anglers included Mervin Wood, Northern Ireland, Ronny Mayock,
Dublin, David Lennon, Westport and Ray Rogers, Northern Ireland who
all had a grilse each. A flood over the weekend resulted in good fishing
conditions on the Owenmore River. On the Bangor Club water, Mervin Corway
had an 8 lbs. salmon, while Martin Gaughan, Belmullet, caught a cracking
16 pounder in the Boat Pool.
Ballysadare River &
other Sligo/Leitrim Fisheries
River has a good run of grilse at present. The system produced 95 fish
(39 released) for the week. Stuart Marry had a 10 pounder on worm, while
Dermot Glennon caught & released an 8 lbs. salmon on prawn.
River started to produce some salmon and sea trout, while fishing on
the Bonet system picked up big time during the week. Very good salmon
fishing was reported from the Manorhamilton area with Kieran Griskin
catching five fish for the week. Brian McMahon, however, had the best fish
for the week, a fine 17 lbs. salmon! Brian was spinning on the Clooneen
fished during the week, catching a total of 25 rainbow trout, fifteen
of which were released. John Summerville, Cong, had five trout (four released)
including the heaviest fish for the week, a fine 3.5 lbs. rainbow. Joe
Gibbons and Seamus O’Malley had nine trout together, best at 3 lbs. and
visiting English angler, Kevin Hayes boated four rainbows (two returned),
best at 2.5 lbs. Most successful flies for the week were: Green Peter,
Bibio and buzzer patterns.