Fishery manager Brian Curran was in touch to report on fishing at Costello and Fermoyle.

It has been a good week on the Costello & Fermoyle Fishery with good water levels and many running fish – both salmon and sea trout.

A number of salmon were hooked last weekend with Hugh Maguire, Sean Bolistrim and Martin Griffin all losing fish. It took the knowledgeable and very experienced local angler, Geoffrey Fitzjohn and his fishing partner on  the day, Sean Kelly to land and return 2 grilse from Beat 3. Local angler Jason Folan also had a nice 5lbs grilse on Wednesday.

Neil Spellacy released a fish of 5lb and rose another one in the upper beats.

The water level is slowly fining down but still remains at a good level to allow both salmon and sea trout to make their way up through the river system and into the many loughs higher up.

We await a bit of rain next week to top up the system but the last flood came at the right time for both the fish and the anglers.

Booking can be made through the web site, and fishery manager, Brian Curan (tel. +353 87 2509722), will be happy to give up to date information on conditions.

Go fishing…

Costello & Fermoyle Fishery

Costello & Fermoyle is a jewel in Connemara’s crown, with a short, productive river draining a chain of lakes, all providing quality salmon and sea trout fishing. Salmon run the system from April, with the grilse run peaking in June, while sea trout start in May, with the most prolific runs in June and July. Fishing can be excellent right through September.

Bookings can be done through the web site,, or contact Brian at
Telephone: +353 (0)91 572196 or 087 2399988
E-mail: [email protected]