The Easkey River is approx 20km 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.
Fish: Salmon & Seatrout .
Method: Suitable for fly fishing (A single handed trout fly rod is all that is required to fish for salmon. A fly rod between nine feet and eleven feet rated for lines between #6 and #9 is most suitable. Floating Fly lines or sink-tip fly lines are used in almost all water conditions with the possible exception of a high clear flood where a fast sinking fly line might be useful).
Fly patterns are typical for a spate river; Irish shrimps or long tailed shrimps in sizes 10 to 14 - Bann special, Orange and Gold, Wilkinson Shrimp, Alley's Shrimp and Easkey Gold Shrimp for fresh fish in the early months and Foxford Shrimp, Faughan Shrimp, Claret Shrimp, Red Alley's Shrimp and McCormacks Folly for resident fish or late in the season.)
Permission: The Fortland Fishery, River Easkey, Co. Sligo, Tel: 086 8032350; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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