The Moy had
a reported catch of 501 salmon for the week. Angling continued
to be difficult due to fluctuating water levels which persisted for
most part of the week. However, reasonable numbers of fresh grilse were
caught throughout the system.
The Moy Fishery
accounted for a total of 58 salmon for the week. On the Ridge Pool,
David Marron, Monaghan, had a 5.61 lbs. salmon on spinner, while Edward
Kelly, Cavan landed 2 fish also on spinner, best at 6.14 lbs. Peter
Boote, UK, also had two grilse on spinner, while Phil Gittins, Wales,
had one on fly. On the Cathedral Beat, Joe Wylie, Northern Ireland,
and Seamus McEleny, Donegal, had a grilse each, while Peter Boote and
David Marron both added one grilse to their account. All fish were caught
on spinner. The Spring Wells Beat enjoyed very good fishing during the
week, with a total of 16 salmon being caught. Amongst the successful
anglers were Donegal anglers: George Heuston (one grilse), Kenny Doyle
(3 grilse), Andrew Morrison (2 grilse), Pat Kane (2 grilse) and Chris
McLaughlin (one grilse). On the Freshwater Beat, George Britwell, UK,
had a small grilse on spinner.
enjoyed a good week with 60 salmon caught, 18 of which were released.
David Hunt, UK, got a fine 12.5 lbs. salmon on worm, while the John
Miller party of four anglers had 18 salmon for five days. On Coolcroonan,
UK anglers, Peter Taylor and Annie Taylor had two and one grilse respectively,
while Philip Fussell, also UK, had two grilse on fly on the Foxford Fishery.
Rinanney produced a nice 8 pounder for German lady angler, Caroline
Elbas. Caroline was fishing the worm.
Up river, on
the Cloongee Fishery, Keith Purvis, UK, had a 6.5 lbs. salmon on spinner.
Also on Cloongee, John Mulligan, Damien Quigley and Owen Browne, all
Laois, had two salmon each, best at 6 lbs. All six fish were taken on
worm. On East Mayo, David & Patrick Corre, France, caught four salmon,
three of which were released, best at 9 lbs., while Denise Flanaghan,
Kildare, landed a fine 14 pounder also on spinner.
A rise in water
levels resulted in good salmon fishing on the Easkey River. The Fortland
Fishery reported 24 salmon for the week, eight of which were released. The
best fish of the week was caught and released by Henry Smith. Henry’s
cracking 15 pounder took a size 6 Orange Flamethrower. Other successful
anglers included Gerald Roe, Wicklow with an 11.5 lbs. salmon also on
fly and Wayne Oatfield with three salmon on worm.
High water levels and strong
winds impacted on the angling during the week. However, the Bangor Erris
Angling Club stretch of the Owenmore River produced some fine grilse.
Local angler, Gerard Coyle, caught the best fish of the week – a fine
8 lbs. salmon, while Rory Murray had three grilse between 5 lbs. and 6.5
lbs. Neville Thomson, Dublin, and James McNulty, Donegal, also did well
on the Owenmore River. Both had had two grilse each.
Angling was somewhat slower
on the Newport River with only three salmon reported for the week. Anthony
Hamilton had one grilse at 5 lbs., while Ray Waters landed two fish
at 3.5 lbs. and 9.5 lbs.
On the Ballin Lough Fishery,
Mark Devereux, France & Ireland, had four rainbow trout, best at 2
lbs. Other successful anglers included John Summerville, Galway, and
Robbie Williamson, Scotland. Best flies for the week were Green Peter
and Zulu. For booking and boat hire, contact Mrs. Gill at the lake (098
Ballysadare River &
other Sligo/Leitrim Fisheries
The run of
grilse into the Ballysadare River remained good during the past week.
The Ballysadare Fishery reported a total of 68 salmon, thirty of which
were released. Alexander Mills, Northern Ireland, had the best fish
of the week with a 9 lbs. salmon, while David McCann caught and released
a 7 pounder which fell to a Gary Dog.
There was also
good salmon fishing reported from the River Bonet. Ian Patterson, Northern
Ireland, and Kevin McDonnell had two salmon each. Most salmon were caught
on worm or on Flying “C”. On the Garavogue River, young Kieran Kennedy
had a 6 lbs. salmon at Kelly’s Bridge.
The Green Peter
fishing remained steady on Lough Arrow. Gerry Martin had four fish, heaviest
at 3 lbs., David Gray landed 3 trout, best at 3.5 lbs., while Mary Gunning
caught a fine 4 pounder. Elsewhere, Paddy Ward boated five trout between
1 & 1.75 lbs. on wet flies.