Lough Conn

Lough Conn

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Name Lough Conn County Mayo Nearest Town Foxford/Ballina/Pontoon Access Road N5 About Lough Conn in County Mayo is one of Irelands great fishing lakes.

It is a lake of 14,000 acres with access from the towns of Straide, Foxford, Ballina, Crossmolina, Laharadaun, and Pontoon.

Michael Davitt, founder of the Land League, is buried in Straide, and the village has a museum dedicated to his memory, and to the work done by the Land League.

This is an outstandingly beautiful area that offers a lot more than fantastic fishing.

There are beautiful walks through the Ox Mountains along the Foxford Way.

The world famous Foxford Woollen Mills are in the village where you can not only buy the famous woolen clothing but take a guided tour or visit the restaurant or the art gallery.

Many golf courses are in the area and other activities include horse riding or lazy days on beautiful beaches.

The area is also well known for the good food and a friendly Irish welcome in the many local restaurants and pubs.

From wild brown trout to sea trout, from salmon to rainbow trout, this area of Mayo can offer them all as well as some excellent sea fishing with the fly for bass and mullet.

Lough Conn and Lough Cullin offer the visiting angler the chance to fish for superb wild brown trout on the fly.

Although not as big as its neighbours, Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, these loughs can be daunting to the visitor.

Lough and Lough Cullin, a linked sister lake of over 2,000 acres, are vast and sometimes overwhelming but local guides will give you every chance of catching these elusive trout by putting you in the best areas and advising you as to the best flies.

Both these loughs are limestone based and follow the same fly hatches as Corrib but tending to be slightly later.