Fishing and Angling

Fishing and Angling in Mayo North

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Fishing in Mayo North

North Mayo is a haven for both the domestic and visiting angler. It offers excellent choice and wide variation. The River Moy, Lough Conn and Lough Cullen are world-renowned and internationally acknowledged as some of the best places for fishing and angling in Ireland.

A fishing holiday in Ireland brings with it the best of experiences – as well as a top-quality fishing product, you’ll also enjoy a great social experience in the evenings in the pubs and restaurants of places like Ballina, Crossmolina, Foxford, Swinford and Enniscrone where the locals will welcome you like one of their own.


Salmon Fishing in Mayo

The River Moy is known for its exceptional salmon fishery, so much so, Ballina is also referred to as “The Salmon capital of Ireland”. In fact, the River Moy is Ireland’s most productive salmon river, and fishing for salmon on the River Moy is on many a bucket list, particularly at the Ridge Pool and Cathedral Beat. The River Deel also offers salmon fishing, as does Carrowmore Lake in Erris.


Brown trout fishing in Mayo

Lough Conn and Lough Cullen have a strong association with Brown trout Fishing with a catch in excess of 4,000 annually. It’s also a self-sustaining system which means its fish stock is reproduced naturally and a restock is never needed.

Carrowmore Lake also offers outstanding brown trout fishing.


Sea Trout fishing in Mayo

The Moy Estuary is one of Ireland’s prime sea trout fisheries. Sea Fishing, Shore and boat angling is also extremely popular, especially in areas such as Killala and Ballycastle.

For more information on fishing in Ballina, Foxford, Swinford and the surrounding areas, visit Angling Ireland or read the excellent Moy Fisher blog.


See a list of local fishing guides