Fishing In Foxford

The River Moy rises in the Ox Mountains and flows approximately 110Km (68 Miles) to where it enters the Atlantic ocean at Killala Bay. The River Moy is rated as one of the best Salmon rivers in Europe, with catches of between 8,000 and 10,000 Wild Atlantic Salmon annually to the Rod and Line.

The salmon season opens on the first day of February and continues until the last day of September. The Spring fishing in Foxford is at its best from mid March until Mid May. From this time the Grilse start entering the Moy system and this run of fish peaks around mid to late June. Depending on water conditions fresh sea liced Grillse continue to enter the Moy until early August. From Late August harvest / autumn start to travel upstream and while these fish are not as silver as the earlier runs but they can prove to be great sport.

There are 13 fisheries in the Foxford area, and they provide some of the most prolific pools for salmon fishing in Europe. Fly fishing, worm fishing, prawn fishing, spinning & bubble and fly are some of the methods used on The Moy.

Fly fishing tackle is available locally just a few doors away & excellent knowledge of the area, ghillies & great spots is held by all the staff in the Mayfly, and a good chat about the day’s catch is guaranteed in Poacher’s bar in the evening!

Mayo Angling

Headed by Kenneth Hall, Mayo Angling provides the novice or experienced angler with a range of services coupled with years of angling experience.  For more information visit