Unveiling the Hidden Treasures: A Fishing Odyssey in Ireland's South and West 


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Day 1 & 2-Galway - Lough Corrib to fish for Trout, Salmon, Pike, Perch and Bream.


Experience the Timeless Art of Fishing on Lough Corrib: A Two-Day Adventure of Skill, Patience, and Discovery

Embark on a full-day fishing expedition on the legendary Lough Corrib, starting at 8:00 am. Immerse yourself in the art of fly tying, master the perfect cast, and embrace the timeless virtue that every angler treasures—patience.

For a delightful lunch break, why not anchor at Inchagill, one of the lake's 365 enchanting islands? Explore the historic remnants of a monastery dating back 500 years and wander through the lush landscapes that once served as a hunting ground for the renowned Guinness Family. Surrounded by towering trees and abundant fauna, Inchagill offers a serene escape that feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

On the second day, continue your fishing adventure on Lough Corrib, a vast expanse spanning 11km wide and 43km long. With its diverse habitats and abundant fish populations, there's always a chance to catch the one that got away—or the one you've been dreaming of.

Accommodation: Retreat to the charming Currarevagh House, a quintessential Irish haven that exudes old-world charm. Nestled on the shores of Lough Corrib, Currarevagh House offers direct lake access and provides traditionally built clinker boats for hire, ensuring a memorable and authentic fishing experience.

Join them for this unforgettable journey where fishing becomes more than a sport—it's a way of life, a test of skill, and a celebration of nature's beauty.





Dive Deeper into the Lough Corrib Fishing Experience: A Paradise for Anglers

Discover the freedom of fishing on Lough Corrib, where angling is not only a cherished pastime but also a way to connect with nature without the hassle of licences or permits. With a fishing season stretching from 15th February to 30th September, Lough Corrib offers a variety of fishing experiences tailored to different periods throughout the year.

Immerse yourself in the world of Wild Brown Trout fishing, a true highlight of Lough Corrib's angling scene. These elusive beauties are abundant in the lake, with the average size hovering around 1.25 pounds. However, don't be surprised if you reel in a trout weighing up to 5lbs—these impressive catches are not uncommon! For those seeking the ultimate fishing challenge, the current record for a wild brown trout caught on Corrib stands at a staggering 24lbs, showcasing the lake's potential for unforgettable angling adventures.

Join us on Lough Corrib, where the fishing is free, the trout are plentiful, and every cast holds the promise of a new discovery.



Seasonal Angling Guide: Unlocking the Best Fishing Techniques on Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib's diverse fishing seasons offer anglers a unique opportunity to adapt their techniques and tackle to the changing conditions and fish behavior throughout the year. Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to the sport, understanding these seasonal patterns can significantly enhance your fishing experience on this legendary lake.

Mid-February to Mid-March: As the waters remain cold, wet fly fishing is the preferred method, targeting fish feeding on small fry and shrimp.

Mid-March to Mid-May: Enter the 'olive season', a versatile period suitable for wet, dry, nymph setups, and buzzer methods.

Mid-May to Early-June: Experience the legendary Mayfly hatches, where dapping with live flies can provide exhilarating sport. Wet and dry flies also prove successful during this period.

Early-June to Late-August: Transition into a wet or dry fly fishing phase as the fish become more active in the warmer waters.

Late-August to Late-September: As autumn approaches, focus on wet or dry fly fishing targeting fish feeding on fry, sedges, and daphnia.

In addition to its rich trout population, Lough Corrib is home to Pike and Perch, adding variety to your angling experience. Keep an eye out for a small run of Salmon during June and July, providing an exciting opportunity for those seeking a challenge.

Please note, while there is no bag limit on Lough Corrib, all trout measuring under 13 inches (32 cms) must be returned to the water to ensure sustainable fishing practices and preserve the lake's vibrant ecosystem.




If you're new to the pristine waters of Lough Corrib or simply looking to optimize your angling success, we highly recommend enlisting the expertise of a ghillie (Fishing Guide). At Currarevagh House, we can seamlessly arrange for a seasoned ghillie to accompany you on your fishing journey. Armed with unparalleled knowledge of the lake, our ghillie is adept at reading the water conditions, offering invaluable advice on selecting the right flies, baits, and tackle to maximize your chances of landing that coveted catch.

With his own boat, outboard motor, and a carefully curated selection of essential tackle, our ghillie ensures a smooth and productive fishing experience tailored to your needs and skill level.

For those keen on exploring additional fishing gear options, Oughterard boasts an outstanding tackle shop stocked with a wide array of quality equipment and accessories.

If you have a cherished fly rod that you're particularly fond of, we encourage you to bring it along. The familiarity with your own equipment can make all the difference, enhancing your casting precision and overall fishing enjoyment.



Boat Hire

For guests seeking a truly authentic fishing experience on Lough Corrib, Currarevagh Guesthouse offers the unique opportunity to rent our traditionally built clinker boats. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these classic boats evoke a sense of nostalgia while providing a sturdy and reliable vessel for your angling adventures.

Choose from our selection of clinker boats available for rent, with options to include or exclude outboard motors based on your preference and fishing style. Whether you prefer the tranquility of rowing or the convenience of a motor-powered boat, our clinker boats are designed to cater to your specific needs.


Overnight: Currarevagh House



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Day 3 - Mayo - Fishing on Lough Conn


Discover Enniscoe House: A Fishing Haven on the Shores of Lough Conn.


Venture further north into the scenic heartland of Mayo, and you'll discover Enniscoe House—a charming retreat nestled on the tranquil shores of Lough Conn. Boasting an idyllic setting amidst the renowned fly fishing and game angling waters of the west of Ireland, Enniscoe House offers anglers an unparalleled fishing experience in a breathtaking natural landscape.

Lough Conn is celebrated for its exceptional brown trout fishing, with the prime fishing season stretching from April to September. Anglers can also anticipate the thrill of Spring salmon runs and later, the arrival of grilse, adding diversity and excitement to your angling adventures.

For those seeking additional angling opportunities, Enniscoe House can arrange fishing expeditions on other local lakes and rivers where salmon and sea trout are the prized catches, ensuring a varied and rewarding fishing experience tailored to your preferences.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Mayo's pristine waters, and let Enniscoe House be your gateway to unforgettable fishing memories in the west of Ireland.




Overnight: Enniscoe House 





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Day 4 - Sligo - Fishing in the River Unsin and Lough Arrow


Explore Sligo's renowned angling waters with Coopershill House as your luxurious base. Located on the river Unsin, guests can enjoy exclusive access to wild Brown Trout fishing from late April to mid-June, with Lough Arrow offering extended fishing opportunities nearby. Coopershill House arranges boat hires and experienced ghillies for a tailored angling experience.

Nearby, the river Easky and the Moy at Ballina provide thrilling salmon fishing, while Sligo's western seaboard attracts sea anglers with diverse marine species. Charter sea angling boats from Rosses Point and Mullaghmore for exceptional game angling experiences.

Experience unforgettable fishing adventures in Sligo with Coopershill House, amidst the captivating landscapes of Ireland's west coast.


Overnight: Coopershill House