Height at Ballylahan bridge 0.72m
The latest rise in water levels peaked during the night at 0.80m and is falling away again. All stretches of the fishery are in good order and all methods should be in with a chance of fish.
Showery rain is forecast to clear to scattered showers this morning. Top temperature 17c in a southwest wind. The unsettled weather pattern is set to continue in the short term.
I was out again yesterday afternoon and was faced with a slowly rising river. The first pool produced a good strong pull that didn’t develop into anything. I did however see a couple of nice grilse throw themselves out as they passed by.
Half way down the next pool the line stopped and I lifted into another fresh lively grilse. After a good battle it was in the net and soon released again. As I fished out the remainder of the pool several more running fish showed as they went through.
I decided to move further upstream to get ahead of the running fish but after trying several pools without a pull and seeing nothing I packed in for home. Maybe I should have stayed where I was!
Another fresh Moy grilse yesterday, from East Mayo Anglers Association.
Slowly rising water yesterday on the fly only stretch, EMAA.
Height at Ballylahan bridge 0.40m
Another weather system passed through the region overnight but once again the Moy catchment missed most of the heavy rain. There probably was enough rain to add some freshwater to the river but it shouldn’t effect fishing prospects for today.
The fishery wasn’t as busy yesterday as recent days but there were a few anglers on most stretches. Up to 8pm ten fish were reported. They were all grilse between 3 – 5.5lb. Once again fly was the most successful method.
I was out myself and managed another small grilse around 3lb. I also lost a fish and had two other pulls. Fish showed in most of the pools I fished and coming close to dark a few running fish plunged in the tail of the last pool I fished!
Yesterday evenings grilse (released) which took a fancy to a size 14 Foxford shrimp.
The fly only stretch yesterday evening, East Mayo Anglers Association.
Height at Ballylahan bridge 0.45m
Overnight rain will clear to scattered showers later this morning. Top temperature 17c in a southerly wind. There shouldn’t be any significant change to levels today as the heaviest of the rain is forecast to cross south of the catchment.
There were anglers throughout the fishery yesterday and some saw good numbers of fish show. Up to 8pm twelve fish were reported with the best weighing 6lb. Most were caught on fly. A number of fish were also lost. I heard of one angler losing five on fly and another three!
I had this grilse yesterday when I met up to fish with Ronnie Mc Morris. It had been in a while and was released. We saw a couple of fish show and I had another pull.
Height at Ballylahan bridge 0.58m
Today is forecast to be mainly dry with sunny spells. Top temperature 17c in a fresh westerly wind. It looks likely that Tuesday and Wednesday will be wet, so further rises in levels can be expected!
There were encouraging reports from the river yesterday with fish seen showing in most of the pools and fresh fish showing as they ran through. Up to 8pm fourteen fish were reported, with the best weighing 8lb. Catches came from all stretches of the fishery indicating a good spread of fish. If the main grilse run isn’t coming early this year, then July given decent conditions holds great promise as it normally is the most productive month for grilse!
Above Oldcastle car park (last year) East Mayo Anglers Association.
Height at Ballylahan bridge 0.72m
Prospects of a fish today are good and with good running conditions fresh grilse should continue to push through to the upper Moy. It looks like we will have plenty of water for the week ahead with showers or longer spells of rain forecast on most days!
The river slowly rose all day yesterday and eventually peaked at just under 0.90m. There must have been some showers late into the previous night because most anglers were surprised that levels got this high. Some colour also got into the river!
Anglers fished most stretches of the fishery yesterday and up to 8pm nine fish were reported. The best fish was a slightly coloured 13lber, caught on the fly. Several nice sea liced grilse also featured in the catches.
Fading light at Staunton’s pool recently, East Mayo Anglers Association.