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Fishery News & Reports

Fishery News & Reports


High water levels during the first week of August saw excellent grilse fishing at Mount Falcon with a total of 76 fish (32 released). The Roger Morris party of four was particularly successful landing 17 salmon over 4 days fishing.

During the second week, as the water dropped and cleaned the fish came onto the fly. Brothers Pete and Nick Lessan (UK) caught their first ever salmon. Peter’s fish was a beautifully shaped 7lb grilse taken on fly from The Wall Pool. Mike English had 2 fish on a Faughan Shrimp Fly (both returned). Jim O’Callaghan had 2 fish on prawn both returned. Three generations of the Jordan family (grandfather, father & son) from the UK enjoyed 5 great days fishing on the Mount Falcon water catching a total of 22 salmon using a range of different methods. There was little rain during the week and it was enough to liven up the salmon on the Owenduff and Robin Williams (UK) had a fly caught grilse there to add to the 2 he caught on the Moy at Mount Falcon.

The 3rd week of the month was relatively quiet on the salmon front with 10 fish for the week. Every year sees one or two sea trout caught on our Moy Fishery. On the 18th in seemingly hopeless conditions of bright sunshine George Bingham (N. Ireland) hooked and landed a 4lb sea trout from the Wall Pool. The fish took an octopus shrimp fly fished on a floating line with a fast sinking tip.

Heavy rain over the weekend of the 22nd/23rd saw the river rise by over 2 meters which left it unfishable for 2 days. As the water dropped and cleaned the fish came back on the take. The 26th saw ‘first’ salmon being caught by 12 year old Rory Goven and South African visitor Craig Utermark. David Lovatt (UK) another newcomer to salmon angling had a fish a day for his 3 day visit. The Umberto group (Spain) had 13 salmon for their 4 days fishing.

Total Catch for August – 143 
Total Catch Year to Date – 313

The first 2 days of September have seen the fly coming into its own as water levels drop. 
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