I have had a couple of days good fishing on the Moy estuary recently. I fished with my old friend Martin van Seemus and his friends Michael and William.
All the lads are from Holland and Martin was 16 when he first fished with me. Every fish landed was fresh run, bars of silver! Michael however, lost the fish of the day.
Once hooked the fish started jumping towards the boat so we had a good look at him. Close to 3 lbs I guessed. 14 fish in total were landed and with the 3 fish limit most were returned.
Harry Feeney from the ‘Foxford Lodge‘ and I had 6 fish in two hours and they were like peas in a pod. Again, fresh run around the 1 lb mark. When the 6th fish was landed Harry said he was very satisfied so we had a little snack of smoked salmon on soda bread and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc all the way from Chile. Very tasty!!
Kevin McGloin and friend had 9 sea trout up to 1.5 lbs and the new 3 fish limit was observed with barbless hooks.
Water conditions are excellent and I have no doubt this is why we are seeing fresh sea trout in the lower basin. I am told there is a good sign of sand eels in the bay but we need the weather to improve before they enter the estuary in any great numbers. Judd