LANDOWNERS along one of the county’s premier salmon rivers have come together in a bid to become the first community group to hold the fishing rights for a local river.
Last Thursday, the Erriff and District Community Group (EDCG) lodged an application to Inland Fisheries Ireland to obtain the licence to run the Aasleagh Lodge and the Erriff Fishery.
The EDCG is comprised of 24 landowners from along the fishing beats of the Erriff River and the local fishing club, and if successful it will be the first arrangement of its kind in either Ireland or Britain.
The Erriff River is one of the best spate salmon and sea-trout rivers in Ireland with a main eight-mile section divided into nine beats. Aasleagh Lodge is a large Victorian country house on the Mayo/Galway border….

Mayo News 03/02/2015 Read the article ‘Community group bids for Erriff River fishing rights