Reports on the fresh and saltwater angling around the Mayo area.
11th June 2017
I have been working in Dublin all week so this is just the info I have gathered over the phone to my contacts in the west.
Rain at last! While it has been a period of showers and sunshine for the past couple of weeks we finally had more prolonged rain this week, bringing water levels up and encouraging migratory fish to access the rivers. The Moy is fishing well with salmon and grilse coming to all methods. Highlight must be the 6 fish that willy old fox Aidan Connelly landed on the East Mayo Anglers water during the week. Salmon have finally appeared in Lough Conn in numbers and are being caught by those who target them and concentrate on the known lies.
The local spate rivers all saw a good rise but I have no reports of any catches so far.
Beltra and the Newport river have seen fresh fish and both are very definitely worth fish this coming week.
4 salmon off the Coop side of Beltra yesterday ranging from 6 to 11 pounds.
Thursday, 30th March
Bangor Erris are reporting the first two fish off Carrowmore, and good sized fish they are too! The first was a 14 pounder for Mervyn Corway. That was followed by an excellent fish of 12.5 pounds boated by Stephen Corr. With some settled weather the chances of more shining spring fish are excellent.
Saturday, 25th March 2017
I have heard of 3 salmon so far off the Glenisland side of Lough Beltra.
The first salmon off the East Mayo Anglers water on the Moy has just been landed. It was caught and released by Ian Guegan, Callow. The 8lb sea liced salmon was landed from Ryan’s pool on a Flying C. With the high water there should be a few more lurking up there. Foxford got off the mark to with this fish –
Lots of duckfly hatching on the Corrib now and Mask is fishing very well. Water levels across the area are dropping back now.
More action on Beltra today and a fine fish for Edwin Oxlade. It took a Beltra Badger off of Clark’s point.
20.3.2017. Beltra is off the mark with a fresh springer for Frank Dooley on opening day.
20.3.2017 Nothing to report form Carrowmore so far. The lake is badly churned after a period of strong winds.
Only heard of one fish so far from the Moy. It was taken at the back of the boxes in Ballina. Photos in the local press look like it was around 7 pounds or so. The Moy is dropping back now after a sustained period of very high water. High hopes that some early springers have run the river. East Mayo should be worth a cast next week if there is no more rain.
Reports locally of great fishing with small Rapalas and the Brikeen on the Corrib. These are the kind of lures which are working now.