Pontoon Bridge Hotel is nearby It is excellent; reasonably priced and geared for fishing. Highly recommended.

Mount Falcon Castle is top of the range. It is a few miles up the Ballina road. It has recently been refurbished and is now very luxurious and fisherman friendly. www.mountfalcon.com

Healys Anglers Hotel is also nearby and is very good. It has a lovely view over the lake. Good food and lively bar. www.healyspontoon.com

Mayfly Hotel is set on the banks of the River Moy in Foxford, the Mayfly Hotel and its surroundings are an idyllic expression of raw rural beauty.

B&B There are many excellent B&Bs around the Foxford area but I particularly recommend Maloneys Maloneys Lodge which overlooks the Foxford Rocks 00353 94 92 56475 www.maloneys-lodge.com


Aer Lingus Gatwick-Knock www.aerlingus.ie
Ryanair Stansted-Knock www.ryanair.com
Recommended car hire www.budget.ie
Drive from the airport through Charlestown
to Swinford and turn right for Foxford (20 mins).
Road Holyhead-Dunlaoghaire or
Fishguard-Rosslare www.stenaline.co.uk

There are two main tackle dealers who I recommend. One is Tiernan Bros in Foxford. www.themoy.com

Ballina Angling Centre opposite the Ridge Pool, run by renowned fly tying and fly fishing expert
Paddy Bonner. 00353 9621850. www.ballinaanglingcentre.net