Ireland Fishing: Mount Falcon Country House

Fly fishing on the River Moy, Ireland’s most famous salmon river

Ireland Fishing: Salmon fishing on the River Moy


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The Area

The Moy Valley and the surrounding County of Mayo has so much to offer the visitor from stunningly beautiful unspoilt scenery to magical attractions. So if you are on holiday with your family or just taking a day off from fishing there are plenty of things to do and see all just on the doorstep.

There are museums, visitor centres, stone age sites, golf courses as well as many activities such as water sports, hiking, walking, horse riding, cycling, not to forget the beautiful sandy beaches, clear waters and fascinating islands. The towns and villages of the area are full of charm and personality and the local Mayo people friendly and welcoming especially in the many hostelries and restaurants.

Mount Falcon Country House Hotel & Estate is located on the west bank of the River Moy just off the main road between Foxford and Ballina. It is easily accessed by road, rail and air with Knock Airport only thirty minutes drive away.

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The Fishing

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The River Moy is one of Ireland’s most famous salmon rivers for a very good reason – its run of fish is outstanding and Mount Falcon has been inextricably linked with the River Moy and salmon fishing throughout its history. Approximately 85% of the salmon (estimated at between 50,000 and 60,000) that run the entire River Moy system have to pass through the Mount Falcon Fishery. This fact combined with the fishery’s relative proximity to the tidal stretches of the river ensure there is a constant flow of fresh fish throughout the season.

The two mile double bank Mount Falcon Fishery is one of the main fisheries on the lower river and is situated in a pleasant countryside environment. While it has the capability of producing excellent salmon fly fishing at times the Mount Falcon Fishery is very much an all methods fishery offering the angler a variety of experiences over its beats. The upper beats can be fly-fished from the river bank or from a boat using single or double handed rods, with mini tube flies, small Irish shrimp flies, or hairwing flies being the most successful. There is also plenty of good water where bait fishing or spinning can be practiced and on most of the lower fishery prawn and shrimp fishing is permitted. The exclusivity of the water here allows anglers the scope and freedom from having to compete with other anglers.

The Wall Pool is considered by many to be showpiece of the Mount Falcon Fishery and is one of the most productive beats on the entire river. The pool derives its name from a volcanic dyke of bed rock that extends across the pool and as the water levels drop this dyke creates a rock wall below which the salmon hold up. The river here is shallow with a gravel bottom and fast flowing water making this an ideal fly fishing beat.

The Lodge

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Mount Falcon Country House has 32 ensuite bedrooms.

There are six unique de luxe rooms (including two suites) named after famous pools on the Mount Falcon Fishery, which are located on the upper floors of the house, enjoying all the original features of this historic home (fifteen foot high ceilings, original cornices, marble fireplaces and pitch pine shutters and floors). You will really feel you have stepped back in time, when you see how these beautiful rooms have been carefully and lovingly restored to their original beauty, and which at the same time, offer all the luxury and services you expect from 4 star de luxe accommodation.

The 26 premium rooms ooze quality. They are spacious and tastefully furnished to the highest standard, with soft and tranquil colours, reflecting the beauty of the woodlands outside each window, and contain everything you need to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay.

All the rooms have the following facilities:

  • Custom designed furniture
  • Luxury ensuites with a supply of luxury toiletries
  • Television with movie channel and radio
  • Direct dial Phone
  • Personal Safe
  • Trouser press
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/Coffee Facilities

Best Times to Go

Fishing is excellent throughout the season. However, the following is a summary of the best times to go:

Atlantic Salmon Serious salmon fishing starts generally in May with the best fishing for grilse and summer salmon from early June to July. Fishing continues to be excellent throughout the rest of the fishing season to the end of September.
Brown & Sea Trout There is excellent brown trout fishing throughout the season. Sea trout fishing is best from July onwards.

Availability and Pricing 

Season: The season is as follows:
  • Salmon: from 1st February to 30th September
  • Sea Trout: from 1st February to 15th October
  • Brown Trout: from 15th February to 10th October
There area  range of accommodation and fishing options available at Mount Falcon and all trips can be tailored to your requirements.   Availability and rates at time of booking
Option 1: Two Day Fishing Package:
Two days fishing on The Wallpool.
Two nights bed and breakfast.

Package includes:
  • Two (x2) nights accommodation.
  • Two (x2) days fly fishing.
  • Price includes accommodation at the Mount Falcon Country House Hotel & Estate.
  • Two breakfasts.
Option 2: Seven Day Fishing Package:
Seven days fishing on The Wallpool.
Seven days bed and breakfast.

Package includes:
  • Seven (x7) nights accommodation.
  • Seven (x7) days fly fishing.
  • Price includes accommodation at the Mount Falcon Country House Hotel & Estate.
  • Seven breakfasts.
Note: Self catering fishing packages are available on request. Group rates are available for ten or more anglers. If you would like a variation on the fishing packages listed above, please contact us. We are happy to arrange your travel should you so require.

If you would like to know more about the fishing in the Mount Falcon, please contact us and we will provide you with more details. For availabilities, prices, pre trip information, booking form etc. please contact:
Justin Maxwell Stuart Justin Maxwell Stuart

Mobile: +44 (0)7711 519 857
Office: +44 (0)845 603 1552


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Background reading for your trip:

"Flyfishing in Ireland" by Peter O'Reilly, et al

Our Comments:

Fly fishermen have been catching trout and salmon from Ireland's abundant rivers and loughs for centuries. This practical fishing book, written by Ireland's top fly-fishing instructor, Peter O'Reilly, looks at the rich tradition of game angling in the Emerald Isle. This is your perfect companion guide to fishing Ireland's loughs and rivers. Includes details for tying 41 patterns for salmon and trout on loughs, rivers, and estuaries with hints on choosing the right fly.

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If you would prefer to speak to us directly regarding a trip to Mount Falcon Country House, please contact us at the following:

United Kingdom Office:
Justin Maxwell-Stuart
Mobile: +44 (0)7711 519 857
Fax: +44 (0)20 7352 0942

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Telephone: 646 797 2945


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