It’s been one year since my last update due to the fact that I now use FB and Twitter and send a report weekly to inland Fisheries Ireland.
Overall, I am delighted with our catch so far this season. One major factor is the quality of the water in the estuary. So maybe, just maybe, someone in Irish Water and the EPA has got the message!
The Moy estuary is not renowned for large sea trout but this year I’ve had to tag more fish in the past 6 weeks than ever before. The bag limit here is three fish per rod per day. I have a live bait/fish tank in the boat and when using this I have a high success rate for releasing fish. Excellent!
Today is my fourth day off the water due to strong westerly winds coming in from the Atlantic. Sea trout are very sensitive to the elements and the least change in water temperature, wind or atmospheric pressure can put them off and you are left scratching head wondering what’s the problem.
This season has also seen the return of my many friends from abroad who have fished with over the years but were unable to travel due to Covid.
Finally, let me wish you good fishing and tight lines wherever you wet a line. Judd