Imagine Your ideal fishing break - peaceful natural environments with well-stocked lakes and rivers, majestic scenery and the finest accommodation waiting for you at the end of a satisfying day. Whether your passion is fly or bait fishing in fresh or saltwater, you’ll find plenty of fishing opportunities around Ballina, North Mayo and retire in comfortable accommodation at the Downhill House Hotel. And should you catch a fish, we will store your fish for you, until your ready to take it home with you. Don't forget, Ballina also has the renowned Clarke's Salmon Smokery, with over 60 years of creating delicious smoked salmon, Clarkes can smoke your Salmon for you! and then you can bring your Salmon home to its final destination!
Want to try Fishing?
And even if you have NO Experience of fishing, and you are a complete beginner and fishing novice, we can help you prepare for a days fishing, with our Beginner Fishing package 'Beginner Fisher Person'.
You may have no experience of holding a fishing rod, but we can help you get started. Stay with us for two nights, with full Irish breakfast each morning, receive a pre fishing consultation and preparation for your days fishing with one of Ballina's fishing experts; they will read the river tides and advise on the best fishing location to ensure you get maximum return on your fishing holiday. Enjoy a days fishing on the River Moy; day licence, fishing equipment and a packed lunch for your day. Return to comfortable surroundings of the Downhill, unwind in the leisure club's sauna, steamroom and jacuzzi and relax with a delicious evening meal in the Brosna Dining Room. This very exclusive package is perfect for a birthday present, anniversary gift or for that person who has everything but has never had the chance to go fishing! Beginner Packages from €179pp. Click on Beginner Fishing to book your Fishing package, or contact our Fishing co-ordinator to learn more about what is available to YOU; if you would like to enhance the experience with a boat tour on the River Moy, or boat fishing on the River Moy!
Fish for salmon and trout in crystal-clear lakes and the famous River Moys or hire the services of a ghillie, (we can put you in touch with experienced ghillies) and go boat fishing for the day. Buy the kids their first rod and teach them how to fish for themselves.
Contact/Email the Downhill House Hotel Fishing Co-ordinator, should you wish to find out more about fishing in Ballina, Co Mayo.
Click on Beginner Fishing Package to book your fishing package.