Enjoy a few hours of fishing on the lake which has a large stock of roach and pike. The team at Ballyfin would be happy to arrange a ghillie for you. Boats are available on a first-come basis and no charge applies. Ballyfin's Butlers will arrange the fishing rods for you. Bookings for ghillies are required in advance of arrival. Bookings can be made during your stay but the ghillies are subject to availability.
Ballina is known as the “Salmon Capital of Ireland” and the ideal destination for passionate anglers. Belleek stands of the bank of the River Moy, only a few minutes away, which is one of the best salmon rivers in the world. Many tackle shops in town will provide equipment for any requirements, and the team at Belleek are also more than happy to give you advice. Fishing lessons and boat trips are available as well, just ask for assistance.
Killarney is one of the main game fishing centres in the south-west of Ireland and is famous for its brown trout and salmon fishing. The River Flesk which runs beside Cahernane House has excellent salmon and trout fishing and drains into the Killarney Lakes. The hotel has fishing rights on the River Flesk which are available to guests of the hotel. An enjoyable day of fishing can be spent on a boat on the Killarney lakes with your own private gillie arranged by the hotel. Deep-sea angling can also be arranged and is less than an hours drive from the hotel.
The surrounding area has some of the best salmon and trout waters in Ireland, making Carrig Country House an ideal base for fishing enthusiasts. With miles of rivers and a choice of lakes, you'll be spoiled for choice. Sea-coast and deep-sea fishing options are only a stone's throw away on the Kerry coast - without a doubt some of the finest fishing in Ireland.
The northeast counties of Cavan, Monaghan and Tyrone are host to many fine pike angling venues. Why not combine the unique experience of a stay on the Castle Leslie Estate with excellent fishing in one of Ireland's best-preserved lakes or a day trip to one of a variety of quality angling venues in the vicinity? Managed with care by the Leslie family for generations, the beautiful Glaslough or Green Lake is considered by many to be one of the best-preserved lakes in Ireland.
Experience superb trout fishing on Lough Corrib, one of the premier wild brown trout lakes in Europe. with direct access to the lake through the grounds of Currarevagh House. More than simply an Irish fishing hotel, Currarevagh provides luxury accommodation as well as a range of facilities especially suited for the fly fisherman or angler fishing Lough Corrib.
Fly fishermen have been coming to Delphi for centuries. Formerly it was the sporting playground of the Marquis of Sligo. It is now particularly noted for its excellent runs of Atlantic salmon. There is also the added attraction of staying at the magnificent Delphi Lodge, a beautiful Georgian country house with a glorious lakeside setting, fine cuisine and great atmosphere.
Enniscoe House is ideally placed in close proximity to the renowned fly fishing and game angling waters of the west of Ireland. Cloonamoyne Fishery, on the shores of Lough Conn, provides a discerning angling service for both the dedicated angler and the absolute beginner. Lough Conn is renowned for its brown trout fishing with the main season running from April to September. In addition to trout fishing, there is usually a run of Spring salmon and later, a run of grilse. Arrangements can be made for fishing on other local lakes and rivers where salmon and sea trout are the main quarries. At Cloonamoyne Fishery one can hire boats, engines and the services of experienced gillies, and avail of the facilities at the purpose-built fishing lodge on the shores of Lough Conn. Transport to and from fishing available and accommodation can be arranged either at Enniscoe or with local accommodation providers.
Located on the shores of Lough Corrib, Glenlo Abbey Hotel is the perfect base for a fishing trip when in the West of Ireland. Lough Corrib offers a plentiful supply of trout, salmon, pike, perch and bream making it a haven for the keenest of fishermen or ladies! The team at Glenlo are happy to assist guests with planning a fishing excursion. Guided fishing ghillie packages can be arranged directly at reception. Fishing rods and life jacket provided, just bring you own rain-gear. Learn how to tie your own flies, cast your rod, and learn what is precious to all fishermen - patience.
There are three lakes in Killarney - Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and the Upper Lake, and each lake provides excellent opportunities for fishing. Killarney and the surrounding district have some of the best salmon and brown trout waters in Ireland and is an ideal base for the fishing enthusiast. Trolling for Salmon with either spoons or minnows is the most popular method used. Fly-fishing for Trout with wet flies is very effective but spinners can also be used. The most popular flies are Black Zulu, Jungle Cock, Bog Fly, Alder and Duck Flies.
There are quite a few lakes and flowing rivers locally favoured for their rich stock by our recommended Ghillie. His expertise is sure to bring this passive sport to life with rewarding results that can be enjoyed by you that evening or for breakfast. They provide the finest fishing for the expert seeking to extend their range or for a wonderful introduction to the sport. Our Ghillies provide a fisherman’s knowledge of the water, some local wit and stories as well as advice on the best tackle, flies and strategies for an unforgettable experience. Your catch can be cooked by the chef for a celebratory meal for dinner or breakfast.
Lough Abisdealy is a tranquil lake on the estate with a surface of 50 acres and depths of up to 20 metres. Pike and Rudd are in abundance as well as Roach. As a private lake, Lough Abisdealy has not been over-exposed with only a limited number of anglers allowed to fish. So, even the most inexperienced angler is bound to catch something!
The river Blackwater has been noted for a good run of salmon over the years, traditionally with spring fish arriving in February and March, grilse in June and July and a late run of autumn salmon in August and September. There is also an excellent brown trout population in the Longueville stretch, making for fantastic sport throughout the fishing season. The season opens at Longueville House on 1st February and it closes on 30th September annually. Longueville has one and a half miles of beautiful fishing on the Blackwater adjoining the estate, approx. 50 miles upstream from the river estuary at Cappoquin.
Longford has some of the best coarse and game fishing, and the keen fisherman is spoilt for choice, with over thirty lakes, rivers and canals available. These include the River Shannon, the Inny River, the Camlin River, Lough Gowna and Lough Ree. There are numerous locations capable of being enjoyed from the shore, giving excellent opportunity to catch pike, bream, roach, tench and perch.
Virginia Park Lodge is located in an idyllic setting in Virginia, Co. Cavan, where guests can combine the unique experience of a stay or event at the lodge with excellent fishing in one of Ireland’s finest lakes. Lough Ramor has had an angling history as long as the lodge. Pike and lake trout can be found in abundance. Use of the boat and fishing equipment can be arranged upon request when staying at the lodge.
For guests interested in fishing, your hosts at Dunowen House will be delighted to organise a fishing expedition for you.