Good morning from a bright and beautiful Foxford. Some good news from Government last night and we are now looking forward to inter county travel again. This will mean that a lot of you will again be able to visit and fish the river and Loughs. We will soon be able to re open the tackle shop and are looking forward to welcoming you all back. Over the period of lockdown we have come to the realisation that there is more to life than seven days a week, twelve hours a day behind the counter. It is our intention to spend a little less time in the shop and some more time fishing. This does not mean we are going to disappear, we will just be condensing the hours a little but of course we will be there when you most need us. We will also be increasing our online presence with a new website which we have been working on.
Fishing in the past week has been mixed. I won’t bore you with the details of a hike in the Ox mountains only to be nearly blown away at the top or staring at two dry flies for eight hours on Lough Mask without a single rise last weekend but we had bright sunshine and a cool East breeze which did not help the trout fishing. Salmon fishing however continued to improve. We had reports of fish taken on most fisheries. The best of theses been a beautiful 16lb salmon taken by Geoff Willes from Gannons fishery. This fish was taken on a flying C.
We have had a dry week and the river is now at 0.38m at Ballylahan bridge. If anything it is starting to go low on the upper parts and some rain would be no harm. It is in ideal condition from the Joinings downstream through Foxford and fish are starting to hold in the fisheries downstream of Foxford. From next week I will start the daily updates; this will be useful for anyone making plans to fish the Moy. Try to get out fishing, tight lines.
Remember: Don’t be “The Gobshite”, Leave no trace.