Moy Report 1st February 2015

Height at Ballylahan bridge 1.50m

Another season gets underway today on the River Moy.  After a torturous season last year due to lack of fish and water, anglers will be hoping for much better results in 2015.  As you can imagine water is not scarce at the moment but fish will be.  As per norm, I would expect the first fish of the season to be caught behind the boxes in Ballina whenever the conditions become suitable.

Up stream in the East Mayo Anglers stretch a fish could be expected in mid to late March.   Unfortunately the last two seasons have failed to produce a March fish on this stretch.  Hopefully this trend can be reversed.  I would normally begin my own campaign in early April on the Moy but a trip or two to the Drowse may occur in March if reports are tempting.

Tight-lines for the coming season and I will just leave you for now with a selection of photos taken during the close season.

River Moy salmon

A Salmon running the falls on the Clydagh river, October 2014

River Moy

Bank clearance at the Gub, November 2014.

River Moy

Bank clearance at the Gub, November 2014

River Moy

Snow at Oldcastle car park, 14th January 2015

River Moy

Snow melt combined with heavy rain resulted in a big flood on 15th January 2015. This was the downstream view from Cloongullaun bridge.

River Moy

Looking down river from Ballylahan bridge with the river at around 3.5m on 15th January.