Ballina is situated on the estuary of the River Moy. Ballina is renowned as an angling centre and is known as the Salmon Capital of Ireland, with excellent river, sea and lake waters within easy reach.
Whether you are an experienced angler or an enthusiastic beginner, the setting of the Moy river is the perfect place to enjoy one of Ireland’s oldest pastimes. As one of Europe’s top salmon rivers, Ballina and the Moy attract a huge number of fishermen and anglers every year. While the river Moy is a famous salmon river, you can also experience deep sea fishing (mackerel, cod and more) in the Atlantic nearby. Lake fishing is also very popular in nearby Lough Conn and Lough Cullin where you can find trout and pike.
The famous ridgepool in the town is one of the premier tourist attractions in Ireland.