Moy Report 31st May @ 8.30am

Height at Ballylahan bridge 0.35m

Another dry bright day forecast.  Top temperature 21c in a northerly breeze.

A few anglers were on the fishery during the early part of yesterday but clear blue skies and 22c had most gone by early afternoon.  Some came out again for the last hour or two but I didn’t hear of any catches up to 7.30pm.

I was in Ballina yesterday and had the usual look around the Ridge pool.   One lucky angler was leaving with two fish and I believe other fish have been caught recently.  A look over the bridge at the bottom of the Ridge pool revealed several grilse milling around.  It was high tide at the time but they seemed reluctant to run under the bridge and disappeared downstream.

The Ridge pool in Ballina yesterday

The Ridge pool in Ballina yesterday

 

Moy Report 30th May @ 9.00am

Height at Ballylahan bridge 0.60m

A dry sunny day forecast with a top temperature of 21c.  A light northerly breeze will at least keep it feeling fresh.  Looking at the week ahead there seems to be little or no threat of any significant rain for the west.

Yesterdays scattered heavy downpours hit some of the upper Moy tributaries and we have some fresh water in the river today.  Although no major change in levels has occurred it might be enough to stir up residents in the pools and get some fish on the move.

It was quiet on the river yesterday up until evening time when a couple of fish were reported.  Running fish were also observed going through the pools below Ballylahan bridge!

The fly only stretch, East Mayo Anglers Association.

The fly only stretch, East Mayo Anglers Association.

Moy Report 29th May @ 8.30am

Height at Ballylahan bridge 0.31m

A few well scattered showers hit the catchment yesterday afternoon but they were to few to have any effect on water levels.  Going into next week there is an ongoing threat of heavy showers but no significant widespread rain forecast.

The number of anglers on the fishery has fallen away over recent days not helped by the river falling to low summer level.  There were a few anglers out yesterday and I did hear of two fish caught.  One weighed 7.5lb and was caught on worm and the other was caught on bubble and fly but I haven’t full details of that one yet.

One angler reported seeing several resident fish showing in the pool he was fishing and also saw a small batch of fresh fish move through during the morning!

The fly only stretch, East Mayo Anglers Association.

The fly only stretch, East Mayo Anglers Association.

Moy Report 28th May @ 8.30am

Height at Ballylahan bridge 0.33m

Warm today with sunny spells.  Top temperature 20c in a light easterly wind.  Scattered showers will develop as the day progresses and some could be thundery.  Our best hope for a rise in levels will come from the Ox mountains receiving a few downpours!

It was another quiet day on the fishery with water and weather conditions not favoring the angler.  Up to 8pm no fish had been reported but I’m sure a few anglers ventured for the last couple of hours and a blank may have been saved.

On a more positive note reports from anglers fishing loughs Conn and Cullin seem to suggest that a decent head of salmon has already gotten into these lakes.  Not much use to anglers fishing the upper Moy but at least a spawning stock is already present in the system!

 

The River Moy in Oldcastle recently, East Mayo Anglers Association.

The River Moy in Oldcastle recently, East Mayo Anglers Association.

Moy Report 27th May @ 8.30am

Height at Ballylahan bridge 0.35m

After a cloudy start the day will brighten up with good sunny spells developing.  Top temperature 18c in an easterly wind.  Little change for the weekend with some heavy thundery showers possible.

It looks like another period of low water is looming for the upper Moy unless the catchment is lucky enough to be hit by some of the thundery downpours forecast.  There will still be enough water to draw upstream some of the early running grilse that are appearing, even if they are running at night.

Yesterday provided decent overhead conditions for fishing and even with lowish water catches were expected.  Up to evening time just one fish caught and another lost were reported.  I was out myself and covered several of the main holding pools but had no luck.

New bridge recently installed at the top of Howleys. Part of the ongoing improvement works on the East Mayo Anglers fishery.

New bridge recently installed at the top of Howleys. Part of the ongoing improvement works on the East Mayo Anglers fishery.