The Glenamoy River is located in North Mayo in the Bangor district. The river gets a reasonable run of grilse and seatrout from July to September. It is a spate river with the best of the sport to be had as the water levels recede after a flood. The more successful anglers pay close attention to the prevailing weather conditions in the catchment as the water levels can rise and fall quite quickly over the course of a flood. Fishing rights on the river are state owned and the fishery is leased to Glenamoy Community Angling Association.
Considerable development works have been carried out by the North Western Regional Fisheries Board in recent years under the catchment management initiative. Access has been improved with an extensive bush clearance programme and with the erection of stiles and footbridges throughout the length of the fishery. Angling pools have been excavated and wheelchair access has also been provided. Day permits and State Angling licences are available from The Anglers Rest Bar in Glenamoy village.
Extensive fishing is available from the New Bridge pool to the confluence with the Muingnabo River 8 km downstream. A fly only rule is in place and the most successful patterns are: Thunder and Lightening & Various Shrimp patterns ( Sizes 8 to 12 ) for grilse and Teal Blue and Silver & Black Pennell ( Sizes 10 to 12) for seatrout.
Photo: Accessible angling below the New Bridge Pool on the Glenamoy River.
Salmon & seatrout: 1 May to 30 September.
Kevin Healy, Glenamoy Community Angling Association, Anglers Rest Bar, Glenamoy, Co. Mayo; Tel: (097) 87961
Web: Glenamoy Angling Association