Colin Folan from Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel reports on their first salmon of the season…

30 May: Visiting lady angler Alice Swiderski from the USA, landed the first fish of the season this morning.  The fish was caught at The Derryclare Butts on a size 10 Silver Badger and weighed in at 4.5lbs.  Ailce was assisted at the net by her fishing partner Rita McConnstern (Co.Clare).  Well done ladies!

Lough Inagh
Alice Swiderski from the USA, landed the first salmon of the season on Saturday. Alice is photographed with Rita McConnstern and Colin Folan

The Salmon run has just started and the water levels are perfect at time of writing.  No Sea Trout have been recorded so far, but June is usually the month we see the start of our run.  Some of our anglers have had decent Brown Trout on Lough Corrib during the mayfly as it is only a 25 minute drive from Lough Inagh Lodge to the big lake.

Colin Folan
Lough Inagh Lodge

Go fishing…

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