“What are the best conditions for sea trout on the Moy estuary?” That is the most frequent question visitors ask. My answer is very simple… bikini weather! Bright, calm, warm days. Which, of course, is the opposite to fresh water fishing. Needles to say, we have seen everything the weather can throw at us so far this season … hail, snow and rain driven by north winds. It has been bitterly cold! However, it is remarkable how well the estuary has fished with most boats reporting good to excellent catches. However, they are not jumping into the boats. You still need that bit of skill and knowhow.
Earlier in the week I had a French couple on board who were accompanied by their tour guide, Rachel Nolan. The two ladies never held a rod in their hands before and they landed 11 sea trout between them.
The following day I had four UK anglers… my good friends, Andy Major, his son Gary, ‘Jeff ‘ Townley and Eric Nicholson from Kendal, UK. They are great craic, jokes to beat the band and… they can fish! They had two bumper days and Gary landed the best fish… a bonnie fish, as they say!
Most fish were returned as there is a limit of three fish per rod and thereafter catch and release.
I don’t weigh my fish but local angler John Fitzpatrick weighed his… a beautiful fish of 4.2lbs. Well done John. The best fish this year.
I have some photos to post so they will come later. In the meantime, tight lines and Wear Your Lifejacket!