Mayo East - the land of lakes and rivers. East Mayo is a delight for both the fisherman and traveller. hether fishing or not, spend some time in the town of Ballina, Pontoon and Foxford.The drive along Lough Conn and Lough Mask and the less known lakes is exceptionally scenic.
Ballina is a favourite with angling enthusiasts and also has a reputation for some good food.
Ballina is knownn as tghe salmon capital of Ireland. The river Moy which flows through the town is abundant with salmon.
Lough Conn is a large limestone lake in Co. Mayo. It is approx 14,000 acres and is a spectacular lake for fishing with many islands and bays.
Lough Conn is well know for its salmon and trout fishing. It is connected to the sea by the River Moy.
The village of Pontoon is situated on the very narrow neck of land where Lough Cullin flows into Lough Conn.
It is a very popular location for fishing, cycling, walking and enjoying forest and lake shore walks. It is a 30 mins drive for Knock Airport.
Lough Cullin which flows into Lough Conn is a great angling lake well stocked with salmon and trout. Salmon and trout fishing season begins here in early as March). Lough Cullen also has a number of small beaches, the most popular one being at Drummin Wood.
The lake is approx 2,000 acres.
Take the scenic route around Lough Mask or spend a day fishing with the help of some local boatmen.
Lough Mask - West
Lough Mask is the upper of two lakes that feed into the River Corrib (second lake being Lough Corrib).
It is a limestone Lough and is popular for trout fishing.
It is a very scenic and peaceful area offering not only fishing, but other outdoor pursuits such as hill walking, forest walks, golfing, swimming and horse riding.
The village or locality of Killateeaun is on the south west shore of Lough Mask - about 100 people live in the area.
The Partry Mountains are to the left of Lough Mask and separate the lake from the Killary Harbour and West Mayo.
Lough NaFooey is a glacial lake to the south west of Lough Mask. The lake is fished for wild brown trout and pike.
Narrow Water Bridge
To the south Lough Mask narrows and a leg swings West. The narrow water is crossed b a bridge on the R300