With the salmon angling season
ceasing on the 30th September, the reported catch for the
final days was 123 salmon. This brings the total reported catch for
the Moy system to 7310 for 2009, which is on par with the 2008 catch.
As the season is now closed I would like to remind all anglers to forward
their angling return log books to Ardnaree House, Abbey Street, Ballina
Co. Mayo by Monday, 19th October. We would like to thank
all Fisheries Managers, Guides and Gillies for their efforts over the
season and for supplying the much appreciated information which makes
this weekly report possible!
Ballina Salon Anglers’ water
yielded over 30 salmon while at Mount Falcon 8 salmon were landed, with
all being safely released. The Knockmore water reported five salmon
captured while at Coolcronan eight salmon fell, including one for Mick
Dennany, Longford, taken on the worm. Byrne’s fishery reported a catch
of 4 salmon and at Armstrong’s twelve salmon were caught with six
of these being released. Gannon’s produced five salmon while the Foxford
Fishery had a reported catch of six.
The Foxford Salmon Anglers’
waters produced over 17 salmon, at least nine of these being taken on
the Rinanney water. At Cloongee John Walsh, Kilkenny, had a fine salmon
of 7lbs, taken on the worm. The East Mayo Anglers’ water produced
some fine fishing, with a total of 15 salmon reported, including two
for Lothar Deeg, Germany who hooked into two salmon on the fly, the
best at 9lbs. Fellow German angler Matchais Engles also landed two on
the fly with his best at 7lbs, while Dave Bachelor, England, also had
a pair on the fly. Ian Holohan, Galway, had great success with the worm,
capturing a fine fish of 12lbs.
Catches on the lough remained
steady throughout the week, with twenty three rods accounting for over
thirty rainbow trout, the best of which weighed in at 4lbs.
Garrett Mc Guinness and Richard
Hines enjoyed some success catching a total of six trout, all but one
of these being released. Mattie Foley and friend also enjoyed some great
fishing, catching twelve rainbow trout with the majority of these being
The Westport Trout Anglers
held a competition during the week for the Fitzgerald Cup, with twenty
one members taking part and twenty three trout being caught, the best
of these was a rainbow at 3.5lbs.