The Easkey River is a picturesque spate stream of approximately 20km in length. Its principal source is Lough Easkey situated high in the Ox Mountains which straddle Counties Mayo and Sligo. It flows through mountain bog and rough pasture before entering the sea at the lovely town of Easkey. The river gets good runs of salmon and seatrout from early June and each summer spate brings fresh run fish right up to the end of the season. Most of the water is suitable for fly fishing with a single handed rod and there are some beautiful secluded pools which can produce wonderful sport any time between June and September.
The Fortland fishery, situated in the lower end of the Easkey River, comprises approximately 3 miles of double bank angling for Salmon & Seatrout in a beautiful & secluded wooded estate setting.
The Fishing Rights upstream of Hanley's Falls are in the hands of numerous owners, some owners allow access while others do not. It is imperative the angler establishes ownership of the portion of water he wishes to fish, and obtains permission from the owner.
Salmon & seatrout: 1 February to 30 September
The Fortland Fishery, River Easkey, Co. Sligo, Tel: 086 8032350; Email: email@example.com