Posted in Jan 2017
The 2016 salmon season closed on our fishery with a total catch of 315 fish. We had a new resident Ghillie Michael Egan who was a great success for us and was much praised by our guests for his skill and patience helping many of them to catch fish and improve their fly casting. This season was the first in over 10 years that the grilse arrive earlier on the Moy with a great run of grilse during June, as a result we enjoyed our best June for many years on our later on the Moy.
The slight down side was the later season moths of August and September didn’t fish as well as they have in the last few years with the fresh fish running out a bit earlier than normal. Mount Falcon Fishery 5 year average
Sport was also very good on our 3 rivers venues, particular in the spring. Carromore Lake fishing very well during April and May and many of our guests landed their first Springer on the fly. The upper Moy fished well from May to the end of June and again many of our guests on the 3 rivers packages were successful under the guidance of our ghillies on the upper Moy beats.
We enjoyed favorable fly fishing water during most of June and July and some good sport was had on our fly water with the fresh grilse. The most successful fly was the Orange and Gold shrimp fly and the Park shrimp during this time.
August and September fish were harder to come by with the best fly patterns at that time being Faughans shrimp and the Octopus, when the fish were in the in the mood.