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Lough Cullen

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North Western Regional Fisheries Board, Ardnaree House, Abbey Street, Ballina, Mayo,
T: +353(0)9622788
F: +353(0)9670543

Lough Cullen is located just outside Pontoon in County Mayo. It is a good salmon and brown trout fishery and is best fished from a boat.

Trout fishing on Lough Cullin generally starts around 17 March with the trout feeding voraciously on freshwater shrimp, snails and hoglice. Given some mild weather, large chironomids, colloquially known as duckfly appear. Trout feed on all stages of duckfly hatches.

Mayflies start appearing around the end of April and, from then to the end of June, some exciting fishing can be had. All mayfly patterns fished wet work well and some excellent sport can be enjoyed with dry patterns. From 1 July to the end of the season, very little fishing is carried out on Cullin because of the weed and algae growth due to enrichment.