The Easkey River is approx 29km in lenght. It's source is Lough Easkey situated up in the ox mountains.
The river flows through bogland followed by pasture land at lower land. It enters the sea at the small town of Easkey.
The River Easkey is primarily a salmon river and enjoys a run of grilse and summer salmon. The best of the fishing is between June and September, given suitable water conditions.
The Fortland Fishery near Easkey village is private and offers over 6km of exclusive fishing set in the woodlands of the Fortland Estate. This stretch has over twenty pools and is limited to 12 anglers per day.
Access and passage alongside the river has been made much easier and safer due to the installation of hand railed stiles and footbridges as well as bankside pruning.
River Easkey Angling Association brochure
Grade: 3 to 4 . When the water is high, it can be a challenging river
Scouting sections: double drop after the N59 bridge (Workhouse bridge) & just after R297 bridge in Easkey village
River level gauge: Close to R297 bridge