Mount Falcon Salmon Fishery
For the best chance to catch Salmon in Ireland, fish on the River Moy; for the best chance to catch Salmon on the River Moy, fish on Mount Falcons Private Waters. Experience Fly Fishing on Mount Falcons private section of the river Moy, Ireland's most prolific Wild Atlantic Salmon River. Our Ghillies are on hand to help you in every aspect of Fly Fishing, from local knowledge to the supply of the best equipment.
Imagine catching your salmon and having it cooked by our chefs, served with produce grown organically from our own Kitchen Garden, this is the reality and cherished experiences for many of our guests.
We’ve got you covered with the details, but if some of the following jargon is new to you, don't worry, as our Fisheries Manager and Ghillies will introduce you to the world of fishing and take you on a step by step journey. If your advanced in the art of Fly Fishing, our Ghillies are among some of the best in Ireland.
The Mount Falcon fishery consists of 2 miles of double bank fishing on the lower Moy just a few miles above the tide. The season commences on the 1st February and closes on 30th September. The best chance of connecting with a spring salmon is from late April through June. The peak months for grilse and summer salmon are June/July/August/September. The fishery is run on a 2 beat system, each beat is 1 mile long and accommodates 6 anglers.
The lower beat is mainly spinning and bait water while the upper beat contains some excellent fly water, 2 notable pools being the Wall Pool and Connor’s Gap. The fishing is reserved exclusively for hotel/lodge guests, booking is essential. The Fishery is well served with car parking facilities. While on the river the guests are ferried from pool to pool by our fishery manager Stuart Price or the resident ghillie. Private ghilles are available (pre-booking required). A full range of tackle (both fly and spinning/bait) is available for hire, as are waders and wet weather gear. The Rod Room also has a freezer, here you can store your catch until departure. There is an excellent smokery in Ballina that can smoke your catch and forward it to your home address. Given the variety of water, ranging from relatively shallow fly pools to the deeper holding pools, come the summer there is always a fish to be caught, especially for those willing to change their tactics to suit the conditions. Over the years numerous guests both young and old have caught their first fish in Mount Falcon waters.
Our 5 year catch average currently stands at 614 fish.