Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib is one of Ireland’s premier fisheries, offering a variety of species to target and methods to use, as well as some stunning scenery. Trips are 7 hours, normally from 10am to 5pm, however in some circumstances we can alter start times. 4 hour trips are also available.

Options include:
– Fly-fishing for trout.
– Trolling/spin-fishing for trout and/or salmon

Salmon river fishing

With numerous rivers to chose from in Galway and Mayo we can customise trips based on ability level and weather conditions to give clients the best opportunity possible. Requires a state salmon license, fishing is mainly with the fly however we can arrange spin fishing in some circumstances. Full and half days available.

Streamer specialist trips

Not for the faint of heart, streamer fishing on lakes involves pulling big flies and sunk lines, it can be slow fishing and hard work but the fish of a lifetime is only a cast away. Available to experienced fly-fishers only.

Fishing in Ireland can lead to some great fish, here is a Connemara sea trout.

Salmon and sea trout lake fishing

Experience salmon and sea trout fishing “lough-style” from a boat. This style of salmon fishing is unique to Ireland and some parts of the UK and should be experienced at least once by all salmon anglers. Trips are 7 hours, normally from 10am to 5pm, however in some circumstances we can alter start times.

My springer spaniel and a wild trout for dinner.

Connemara trout

Connemara has nearly endless trout lakes to choose from, wether they are tiny mountain loughs or bigger lowland waters. Nearly all of them can be fished from the shore making this a great option for bigger groups. There is no license required, however some lakes require day-tickets. Available as both fly and lure fishing. Full days run from 10am to 5pm, half days are 4 hours with variable start times.

Some Connemara coley and pollock.

Sea fishing

We have some great lure-fishing along the Connemara coastline, the tactics we use can provide great sport, mainly catching pollock, coley and mackerel, however we have caught the very occasional sea trout and bass using them too. I can also provide targeted sea trout coastal fishing on fly and lure within Galway bay. Trips are 4 hours only due to tidal limitations.

Hard to beat fly-fishing for mullet.

Mullet fishing

Mullet are one of the hardest fighting and most underrated species in Irish waters. I targeted them using bread and floats for years, before switching over to the often frustrating habit of chasing them on the fly, however that frustration can be washed away in a split second as one watches a reel empty on a blistering run. Trips are 4 hours only due to tidal limitations and are scheduled relative to the tide.

Booking/cancellation policy:

Bookings are confirmed on receipt of guiding fees in full. In some circumstances fishery daytickets and license fees (where applicable) can be settled on the day of the trip. Please be aware that only the lake/lough packages involve the use of a boat, any of the others require some walking over wild terrain, please bring appropriate footwear and inform us ahead of time of any restrictions of mobility.

If cancelled 15 or more days before the trip a refund is available minus an €80 booking fee. Within that time frame no refund is available, in some extenuating circumstances credit towards future trips may be allowed but is at the discretion of the guide.

Fishing is an outdoor pursuit which is weather/conditions dependent, in the event of highly unsuitable conditions the choice of an alternative venue or continuation in said conditions may be offered by the guide. In the event the prefered venue is unsafe the guide reserves the right to make a venue change mandatory. In the circumstances it is unsafe to be anywhere near water a refund or reschedule will be made available.