High water levels on the lower fisheries have continued to hamper angling, in particular, on the Moy Fishery. Arnaud Van Der Hove, Belgium, was among the few to fish the Ridge Pool last week, he landed two grilse while spinning. Angling on the rest of the river has been excellent, with well over 500 salmon reported for the week once again. The Ballina Salmon Anglers water produced almost 50 salmon and at Mount Falcon, Philippe Kerbrat, France was among those to have success, accounting for three salmon during his stay.
Knockmore, Attymass, Armstrong's and Gannon's all yielded good numbers of fish, as did the Foxford Fishery. At Armstrong's, Pat Gorman, Co. Offaly landed a fine fish of 14lbs on the worm, while Emily Braun, Germany, also enjoyed her visit, taking three salmon also on worm. Geoff Wilies was among those to enjoy good fishing at Gannon's, taking an 8lbs fish on spinner. At the Foxford Fishery, Mick Tooman, N.Ireland, caught one of the 22 salmon the fishery had for the week, weighing 11lbs and was caught on worm.
Rinanney also enjoyed great fishing, producing well over 60 salmon, as did the Foxford Salmon Anglers' water. At Rinanney, Gilbert Le Coq, France had one of 10lbs while Ian Grimley, U.K. had one of 11.5lbs, also on worm. Further upstream, the Cloongee Fishery had 46 salmon, where Beatrice Valaize, France, had one of 10lbs while spinning, Stephen Brennan, Co. Dublin, caught one of 9lbs and Francis Higginbotham, N.Ireland, had one of 8lbs.
At the East Mayo waters', 68 salmon were reported, many of those caught on the fly. Paul McGrath, Swinford, had one of 11lbs to fly while visiting angler Angelilli Frances, Switzerland, had one of 5lbs also on fly. The worm proved successful for other visiting anglers, with Christian Bardet, France, capturing two of 10lbs and 4lbs and Tod Helmlit, Austria, landing one of 7lbs. At the Ballintemple Fishery, Paddy McLoughlin, Dublin, landed one of 4.5lbs on the fly.
Dusk at the Clongee Fishery, visiting French angler Beatrice Valaize, proudly displays her catch, a fine 10lbs caught on a spinner.
The lake has continued to fish well, with many anglers enjoying good sport on the water. Despite three days at the end of the week being unfishable due to high winds, many salmon were caught earlier in the week. Brian Hamrock and S.Kelly accounted for two salmon, while Jack Spratt, Co. Fermanagh, had four over two days. John Long and Martin Wood boated one fish each, as did Sean McQuaid and Peter Sexton. Vincent Rigney and John Campbell had two each, as did Eamon and Paul Gibney, Brian McAnerny, Paul Jeating and Russel Simmons. Once again the Green Peter has been a very successful fly, as has thee Black Dabbler and Clan Chief.
Newport River and Lough Beltra
High water of late has improved angling on Lough Beltra. With more fresh grilse entering the system, the prospects are good for the coming days. Malcolm Killian had one salmon of 10lbs and two grilse of 4lbs and 5lbs. Declan Dooley released one of 8lbs, Mark Hemlor had one of 7lbs while Conor Deffley had two of 5lbs each. David Nevin, Newport also boated two salmon of 7lbs and 8lbs, and also caught three sea trout up to 2lbs which were released inline with local bye-laws. On the Newport River, David Eddis had a grilse of 3lbs taken on a Jaffa while Michael Wymes also had a fish of 3.5lbs.