Cloongee Fishery Summary

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Quick Reference

Fishing Season: 1st of February to the 30th of September.

Over 3 miles of both double and single bank fishing.
Catch records in excess of 800 salmon.
Excellent fish to rod ratio.
17 named pools.
2 Car parks with toilet facilities.

Access to the Fishery: Turn off the N58 Foxford to Castlebar Road, approximately 1.5 miles South of Foxford (See Map).

For further information regarding the Fishery, contact John Ruane, (+353) (0)


Pricing Year 2003 Season

Prices are quoted in Euros

Upper Beat:
€40 per rod per day.

Lower Beat:
€30 per rod per day.

Weekly rod for both beats:
€140

Season rod for both beats:
€600


Fact File

Jean Pierre Mossimann and his future son in law couldn't stop smiling

The Cloongee Fishery is one of the most prolific fisheries on the River Moy, extending to over 3 miles of both double and single bank stretches, with 17 named pools that offer variety and quality to the visiting angler

With a five year average that is well in excess of 800 fish per season, the Cloongee Fishery has consistently been one of the most prolific beats on the famous River Moy.

The Fishery lies one mile upstream from Foxford and extends over 3 miles of the River Moy. Most of the Lake River, that links the Moy to Lough Cullin and Conn, is also part of the Fishery (see map). In total, there are over 5 miles of river bank to choose from, including the double and single bank stretches.

The Cloongee Fishery is privately owned and is unique in that it offers sport both on the Lake River and the main Moy channel, with a good variety of alternative water flows. The Fishery has good fast fly water in the upper stretch, which is restricted to fly fishing only (NOT bubble float and fly) from the top boundary to the Wooden Bridge upstream from Coolraw (see Map), except when the Fishery management determines that conditions are inappropriate. The lower stretch offers less fly water.

The fishery benefited from a Tourist Amenity grant in 1999 to develop some of the upper pools on the fast waters, which are now more accessible and will fish throughout the season.

Contact Details


For more details, contact John Ruane on:

Telephone: (+353) (0) 94 56960
Mobile: (+353) (0) 87 279 6243

Or email us at fishing@cloongee.com