Fishery manager Colin Folan says the water levels and bright weather are not usually the best for lake fishing, “but I have to say that I am delighted with the sea trout return for the first three weeks in September.  A total of 274 fish have been recorded from Lough Inagh, with half of those fish in the 1.5lbs to 2.5lbs range.  The weather seems to be changing for the coming days, so hopefully the final week will provide some sport.”

Colin Folan
Lough Inagh Lodge

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Loughs Derryclare and Inagh lie in the lovely Inagh Valley with the Twelve Pins (Bens) of Connemara rising steeply to the west, and the Maumturk Mountain range to the east. There are two short connecting rivers, which contain four river beats. The fishery has spring salmon, grilse, sea trout and large indigenous brown trout. In recent years the fishery has seen a resurgence of fish numbers, and in 2010 – 2012, the fishery has produced Salmon to 15lbs, Sea Trout to 5lbs and Brown Trout to 12lbs.

Lough Inagh Lodge
Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
Tel: +353 095 34706

The Derryclare Butts
The Derryclare Butts looking upstream to Lough Inagh.