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
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.
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