News from Aasleagh Lodge and the River Erriff is that the fishery will open earlier than usual this year…

Erriff to open on 17 March
The early bird catches the worm but the early angler gets the best catch of all!

Aasleagh Lodge isopening the fishing season early on March 17th and are offering half price fishing for the month of March.

The lodge is running a beginners and improvers angling course from April 22nd to 24th,  and still have some spaces available. This is a full weekend course on salmon fishing, covering both spin and fly. Accommodation and meals at Aashleagh Lodge.

There is also a special promotion ongoing for angling clubs for the months of March, April and May. If they book the lodge out they receive a 33% discount.  The package includes:

  • 2 night Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Three Course Dinners
  • 2 Full Days fly fishing on River Erriff

Not only all this but there is a competition to see who will catch the first fish on the Erriff this year. The winner will receive a 5 course tasting menu The Chef’s Table by Stefan Matz for 2 people. For your chance to win book your rod from March 17th onwards – call +353 (0)95 42252 or go to

For further information on all these great promotions see:

  • The River Erriff 2015 report is live on the website here with news on the last fishing season

Explore the wonderful west with Aasleagh Lodge and Erriff Fishery – part of Delphi Resort Errif Fishery fishing season opening early on March 17th – 50% discount for March

Delphi Resort’s portfolio has recently grown with the latest exciting addition of Aasleagh Lodge and Erriff Fishery – a major step forward in Delphi Resort’s mission to be one of Europe’s leading adventure resorts.

The Erriff Fishery is comprised of the Erriff River and the two lakes of Tawnyard and Derrintin providing wonderful fishing in stunning surroundings. The River Erriff is one of the premier salmon fishing rivers in Ireland. A spate river, it is characterised by lively streams and deep fish-holding pools, with 8 miles of prime angling water divided into 9 beats, which are rotated amongst anglers on a daily basis. Fishing on the River Erriff is uncrowded with only two rods on most beats, and a maximum of 3 on the remainder.

Erriff Fishery rates are €95 per day on the Erriff River, €50 per day for 2 anglers on Derrintin (brown trout) and €70 per day for 2 anglers for Tawnyard Lough (Salmon and Sea Trout). The fishing season is also opening early this year on the 17th of March and fishing is discounted at 50% for the month of March.

On the River Erriff just outside Leenane, Connemara, Aasleagh Lodge is a beautifully restored 19th century Victorian country house, set in 36 acres of mature woodlands with magnificent views over Killary Harbour, with 9 spacious and comfortable bedrooms, 2 luxurious self catering apartments and access to top quality Wild Atlantic salmon fishing on the river nearby in Erriff Fishery. Previously part of the estate of the Marquis of Sligo, and a favourite of Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma, Aasleagh Lodge and Erriff Fishery was until recently managed by Inland Fisheries Ireland.

Not only a base for angling, Aasleagh Lodge is right on the Western Way and is the ideal venue for exploring the region, on foot or on a bicycle, with miles of picturesque landscape to discover. Take in the crisp air and embark on a solo or group adventure, meandering through the countryside, up and down the rugged landscape, across the flatlands out to the breathtaking coastline.

With overnight and weekend packages to suit adventurers and fishermen and woman alike, visit or call 00 353 95 42208 to make a booking or to get further information on the offers available at Aasleagh Lodge, Delphi Resort’s newest addition.