Fish in Ballina, The Salmon Capital of Ireland - Visit North Mayo

For many years, North Mayo has been regarded a key destination for angling enthusiasts around the world who are attracted to the region’s phenomenal offering to those that wield the rod for sport. The region’s principal town of Ballina, the Salmon Capital of Ireland (an official designation reflecting the quality of angling and fly-fishing available on its River Moy) is world-renowned for its famous angling, particularly on the Ridge Pool.

Indeed much of North Mayo and West Sligo is drained by the River Moy  and its tributaries which comprise Ireland’s most prolific salmon waters. The area also boasts many bountiful lakes with great brown trout stocks.

The Mayo North area also caters for the sea angler with top-class boat and shore fishing available and up to 34 species waiting to be hooked in its coastal waters.

For further information on Angling in the region, including contact details of all the ghillies, Irish fishing guides and casting instructors for fly-fishing, coarse and sea angling, as well as a list of all registered and insured deep sea fishing and angling charter boats in the region, please visit or contact Inland Fisheries Ireland – Ballina where an advisor will be happy to help you.

Tel: +353 96 22788


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