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NW Angling News - 5 July 2009
By Markus Müller
9, Jul 2009 - 07:37

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River Moy 

Water levels 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.

Angling on 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. 

Further up 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, landed three!  

Moy Estuary 

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.   

Lough Conn 

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 out. 

At Pontoon 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 & Owenmore River 

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 

The Ballysadare 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.  

The Drumcliffe 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 Anglers water.  

Ballin Lough 

Thirteen anglers 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. 



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