Charity competition and barbecue this Saturday

11 August 2008
THE annual charity competition on the Moyola will be held this Saturday, August 16.
 
The competition will start at 10.30am and all proceeds are in aid of local charity Cancer Research.
A Barbecue will be held after the competition weigh-in. The Barbecue will be held on the river bank in Castledawson.
 
Latest reports...
 
After almost a fortnight of constant rain and high water levels on the Moyola, a good number of salmon have entered the Moyola.
 
At least eight fresh grilse have been recorded from the Castledawson stretch, with good numbers showing at the Major's Weir. Successful anglers include Mark McMullan and Barry Gallagher.
Indeed a few of these fish have made their way up stream as far as the Weddlebridge, where one three-pounder was captured and released by local angler Frankie McKenna, who also caught a two and half pound dollaghan.
Several salmon have also been caught and lost at the Tobermore stretch as well as the deep water of the Bankhead above Lisnamuck Bridge.
Early indications are that there a lot of dollaghan in the river, and again many of these trout have travelled to the upper stretches of the Moyola.
 
Fish of the month, if there were a competition, would surely go to young Draperstown angler Dean Flanaghan who caught a 5lb dollaghan on the night-fly from an undisclosed location on the Moyola.
 
With the River Bann still lapping its banks, and more water on its way down the Moyola after a major thunderstorm as I write this [Monday evening] there is every opportunity to avoud the dread wooden spoon.
 
Please send any pictures and reports of any catches to info@moyolaangling.com
 
Michael McGlade