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Ballysadare River System

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North Western Regional Fisheries Board, Ardnaree House, Abbey Street, Ballina, Mayo, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)9622623
F: +353(0)9670543

The Ballysadare River, together with its tributaries the Unshin, the Owenmore and the Owenbeg, drains a large catchment in County Sligo. The river gets a small run of spring salmon from April and a big run of grilse, peaking in June and early July.

The Ballysadare River, drains a large area in County Sligo, including Lough Arrow and Templehouse Lake, into Ballysadare Bay. The salmon fishing takes place mainly in the pools at the bottom of the Ballysadare Falls and in the stretch just above the falls. The river above the falls is being developed for salmon fishing.

Open season for salmon and sea trout is from 1 February to 30 September.