The first Moy Fishery salmon for the 2014 season was caught today, Friday, 2nd May, by ghillie, John Howley, on the Ridge Pool, River Moy, in Ballina, Co Mayo.
John was using a size 10 Yellow Ally’s Shrimp fished on a slow sinking line. The sea-liced fish weighed 7.8 lbs.
Water levels on the Moy Fishery are well down for the time of year and fishing conditions should remain favorable throughout the coming weeks.
The dry and extremely sunny weather impacted heavily on angling during the past week.
As a consequence, angling effort had been exceptionally low with only a few fish being caught.
Anthony Murphy was one of the few lucky anglers with 2 salmon at 7 lbs. and 9 lbs. caught on the Armstrong Fishery.