Angler and Gillie in one of Connemara's legendary Loughs. Courtesy Delphi Lodge

Fine angling, fab scenery: Lough Mask, Co. Galway   ęTodd Parker

Angling in Ireland

Overview

The West of Ireland offers some of the best angling in Europe and ranks among the world's finest angling destinations. Steeped in tradition, abundant in fish, gushing over with scenic beauty, Ireland's numerous loughs and rivers present an enticing mix of angling experiences. The great Western Loughs-- Corrib, Conn, and Mask-- are particularly noteworthy fishing venues. Expansive, picturesque, timeless, and chock full of Wild Brown Trout, fishing in these exceptional waters is a rare pleasure indeed. And rivers like the Moy are regarded as some of the most productive salmon and grilse habitat in Europe. Countless lesser known loughs and rivers offer their own reward.

In this country of green hills and fine soft rain, Ireland's waters run plentiful and pure. From early spring to early autumn, the West of Ireland provides a full range of angling opportunities. Whether you fancy fishing for Wild Brown Trout, Sea Trout or the elusive wild Atlantic Salmon, you'll relish the angling experience in the West of Ireland.

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"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