Water levels are low and this combined with hot sunny weather meant that the fishing was poor upstream of Ballina. There are plenty fish coming in on the tides but few are moving upstream and this will not change until it rains.
The most successful methods were, flies in the Moy Fishery beats and shrimp and worms upstream of Ballina.
461 salmon were reported and 334 of these came off the Moy Fishery waters.
Jack Freeney Waterville Co. Kerry had another good fish weighing 13.4lbs.
Guy Seron and party of four from France caught 48 salmon mainly small grilse for six days fishing.
David Forde Cork had 3 salmon best 8.5lbs.
Nigel Wilson Dromore had 3 fish best 5.5lbs.
Noel Hales Cork had 3 fish best 3.75lbs.
The trout fishing is very slow during the day due to the bright sunshine and the lack of any fly hatches also the fish are feeding on fry. Most of the anglers are trolling for salmon.
The evening fishing to the sedge and buzzer is beginning to start and this should bring the fish to the surface from 8 o’clock to dark on warm evenings.
The best methods are dries mainly Dark Sedges. Green and Claret Stimulators.
50 trout and 30 grilse were reported.
Ned Tyrell Edenderry had heaviest trout weighing 3.5lbs on the fly. There is a rumour of an eight pound trout caught on the troll but could not confirm it.
The Williams party fishing with Jack Mellet had 11trout over three days best fish 2lbs.
Mick Sweeney Loughrea had 2 trout.
Tom and Paddy Reynolds had 2 grilse.
Oisin Sullivan Tullamore had 1 grilse.
There are no reports of fish being caught with few anglers out.
The sedge and buzzer fishing will be starting soon and this hopefully will interest the anglers as well as the fish.
Only 8 fish were recorded on the creel census forms, however there were many more than this caught.
J. Rattigan had 3 trout.
J. McKay had 2 trout as also did Barry Phillips.
Paul Brennan had 1 fish.
All fish weighed 1lb.
11 trout reported.
Paul Brennan had 5 fish best 1.5lbs.
Thomas Higgins had 4 fish.
Adrian Cullen had 2 fish.
9 salmon reported.
Heaviest fish weighing 11.5lbs. was caught by Dave Cazabon Westport.
Bernhard Koulaas Holland had 3 fish best 11lbs.
Phil Beirne had 1 fish 11lbs.
All fish were caught on the Glenisland side in the month of June.
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