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    This fishery is open on a catch and release basis for 2021. Angling Bye-law No. 982 of 2020 prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single or double barbless hooks, and also prohibits the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish.

    This is a short spate river and is situated three miles from Louisburgh. The lower reaches of the river are characterised by long flat stretches, and before entering the sea it flows into Roonagh Lough, which is tidal.

    There are runs of salmon and sea trout into the Carrowniskey from June onwards, and Roonagh Lough offers fishing for both, either by fly or by dapping. It is mainly fly-fishing, but there is some worm and spinning allowed over certain stretches. The use of shrimp is not allowed.

    Part of the river is owned by the Harman family and is private.

    The Carrownisky River is currently not meeting its conservation limit, and consequently salmon angling is strictly on a catch-and-release basis.

    Sea Trout

    The river gets a small run of sea trout throughout the summer, averaging 0.5lbs. Current legislation requires that all sea trout are released alive.

    Part of this fishery is owned by the Harman family and is private.


    • Salmon: 1 April to 30 September
    • Sea trout: 1 June to 30 September


    IFI Office, Ballyhip, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo
    Tel: +353 (0)98 66404

    Permits are available from Durkan’s Gala Shop in Louisburgh