BOATING & FISHING IN CO. SLIGO, IRELAND
There are big wild Brown Trout in the river Unsin, which flows through the grounds of Coopershill House. But they are canny, mainly bottom feeders in the limestone fed water, and are really only caught on fly between late April & mid June. Brown Trout are more accessible, and for a longer period, on Lough Arrow, 6 miles up river from Coopershill. We can arrange the hire of boats and equipment with ghillies.
A boat and engine can be hired to explore Lough Arrow and picnic on one of the Islands for €50.
If you would like a ghillie and rods this is €70 for a half day and €120 for a full day.
The best time for fishing on the lough is also April through to June. There is salmon fishing on the river Easky, 30 minutes down the coast and also on the river Moy at Ballina, a further 20 minutes along the same road.
Ireland's western seaboard attracts many species of sea fish drawing keen shore and sea anglers to Sligo each year. Fully equipped sea angling boats can be hired at Rosses Point and Mullaghmore with many centres for excellent game angling.