Angling in the West of Ireland
 
Anglers soaking up the grandeur of Lough Corrib     photo by Todd Parker
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Most of the Waters in Ireland are privately owned and, as such permits must be arranged, often well in advance. Some fisheries are in high demand during key months, and thus tend to be severely rationed. In contrast loughs like Corrib, Conn and Mask are quite extensive and a fine day of fishing can be arranged with little advanced planning.

Angling methods are predominantly fly fishing, both wet and dry. Rods and other gear can almost always be hired by the managing fishery or guiding service, though usually require a small surcharge.

Length of Season: Though it various to some extent from river to river, the angling season in the West of Ireland generally runs from early spring, till mid autumn. For instance the trout Season on Lough Corrib runs each year from 15 February till 30 September.
If you're interested in fishing for Wild Brown Trout on the great Western loughs, the best times are immediately after the various hatches between mid spring and early summer, though fishing can often stay quite good throughout the entire season.

Stay tuned as Signpost Tours will be further developing this site to provide a full range of information useful for planning an angling holiday in Ireland.



 
"Once you have seen a ten-pound trout, with golden belly and both flanks patterned with red spots and black, come flashing out of the water in a head and tail rise at your bob-fly, arched like the bow of Ulysses, you never forget the sight."
 
 
A.A. Luce
 
 

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