Enjoy a relaxing fishing holiday in Sligo.

Tubbercurry is an ideal base to explore Sligo and take some time out to enjoy a day of fishing. Sligo has been described as an angler’s paradise, which facilitates trout, pike, perch and salmon fishing in the lakes and rivers dotted around the county.

Should you wish to go salmon fishing, a license should be arranged prior to your selected dates.

Whether you are looking to get away for a full weekend of fishing or would like to try something different on a family holiday, we can arrange a package suited to you. We can also arrange a fishing trip on a beautifully scenic, private lake in County Sligo.

Let us know which type of fishing you are interested in and we can organise your trip to the area best suited to your preference. We have salmon fishing at Ballisodare, trout fishing on Lough Arrow, rainbow trout near Ballymote or pike, perch or bream in the loughs of the Ox Mountains. There is also sea fishing at Mullaghmore for mackerel, cod, pollack and more.

Find information on permits and licences needed here.

Trout Fishing at Lough Arrow

The trout in Lough Arrow average 1.5 lb and fish to 5 or 6 lb are taken every season. The lake is four miles north-west of Boyle, six miles from Ballymote and three miles from Ballyfarnon. This is a limestone lake and it is mainly spring-fed.

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Trout Fishing at Lough Fossa, Ox Mountains, Aclare

Lough Fossa is high in the Ox Mountains in County Sligo. There is a steep climb up to the lake. The trout are not plentiful, but the average size is good. The fishing is free.

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Trout Fishing at Owengarve River

The Owengarve River flows through the village of Curry (5 mins from Tubbercurry) and joins the Moy downstream of Cooleen Ford. The three-mile stretch downstream of Curry holds a good stock of small brown trout. The banks are developed, with stiles and bridges.

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Trout and Salmon Fishing at Owenmore River

The Owenmore River rises near Gurteen (10 mins from Tubbercurry) and flows through Templehouse Lake to join the Ballysadare River at Collooney. It holds small trout and the banks are clear downstream of the confluence of the Owenbeg.

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Trout and Salmon Fishing in the Ox Mountains

Slieve Gamph or the Ox Mountains run through the west of the county from Mayo through to Ballisodare Bay. They are mostly made up of limestone and gneiss, granite, and other metamorphic rock. The countryside is a mixture of upland bog and, marshland and mixed forest and small plantations, with hill farming, mainly sheep farming in the upland area. The area also has its share of prehistoric sites, which indicate settlement of the area in prehistoric times and beyond.

Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing at River Moy

The River Moy, one of the best-known salmon rivers in Ireland, has its source near Cloonacool (10 mins from Tubbercurry) and meanders through the landscape in its roundabout journey to the Atlantic Ocean at Killala Bay. The first three sections of the “Sligo Way” are based in the Ox Mountains. Visit South Sligo Walking Festival for details of walks in the area during the festival in May.

Coarse Fishing in Ballymote

The main centre for coarse fishing is Ballymote from where anglers can use the local Owenmore River and several lakes, which hold stocks of pike, perch, bream and rudd.

For an angler’s guide to the best fishing in Ireland visit www.fishinginireland.info

Salmon Fishing at Alpine Fisheries, Enniscrone, Co.Sligo

Offers salmon fishing for 2 miles single bank on the famous river Moy. The fishery is run by Jim and Niall Byrne and a full time gillie is employed on the fishery to assist and instruct the guest in every way possible.

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Pike, Trout and Perch Fishing with Predator Fishing Ireland.

Brendan Sharkey and his experienced team provide excellent one to one Fishing guided tours and Fishing Group packages. Explore the west of Ireland’s lakes while enjoying an exciting fishing trip. Your package will be designed to cater for all levels involved while testing your skills at the same time. Enjoy Pike, Trout and Perch Fishing with Brendan and the team as they bring you to the best lakes and rivers in the North-West. Tackle and bait can be arranged should you need.


Salmon Fishing at Ballisodare Fishery.

The Ballisodare Fishery is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way in the beautiful village of Ballisodare and is just a 20-minute drive from Tubbercurry. The Ballisodare River is just 5 miles long and flows from Collooney into Ballisodare Bay. This area is one of the best locations for Salmon Angling in Ireland.


Sea Fishing

Offshore Watersports Mullaghmore

Located in North Sligo on the North-West Coast of Ireland, Offshore Watersports Mullaghmore specialises in Scuba Diving, Sea Fishing and Marine Services. They offer general sea fishing, big game tuna fishing, blue shark fishing and more.

From Mullaghmore Harbour, board the M.V. Kiwi Girl and enjoy the Wildness of the Atlantic Way in Sligo and Donegal with experienced staff. The Kiwi Girl carries a license for 12 passengers and welcomes individuals and hen stag and corporate groups.


Sligo Boat Charters 

Ewing’s Sea Angling and Boat Charters is located in Rosses Point and offers a variety of services from its two fully licensed and Department of Marine compliant vessels. We offer the best value trips in Sligo including deep sea angling, reef fishing and shark fishing. Also we operate island trips, sightseeing trips, eco-tourism cruises. We can tailor trips to individual or group needs. Rods and tackle are available for hire and they welcome beginners.

Sighting tours are very popular to see the wealth of beauty around Sligo coast taking you to see the many historic sights in Sligo Bay including the Metal Man, Oyster and Blackrock lighthouse, the 17th Century Beach Bar and the 6th century monastic settlement on Inishmurray Island.