Screebe House were in touch with a round-up of the 2023 season, where head chef Trevor Down got the catch record book moving again after a fallow couple of seasons:

We had amazing brown trout fishing from the 1st of February with 6 browns over 5lbs recorded in the first month; the biggest was 8.6lbs!

With good numbers of slob trout around the estuary until mid-April this made for great fishing, when the water warmed to 9 degrees the lakes switched on with good bags of trout reported from Glencho and Derryvonnif with the odd sea trout mixed in.

There was very little salmon fishing done in the spring with low water from May to the end of June. The 1st salmon recorded was caught by returning Screebe chef Trevor Down on the 29th of May.

The first flood came in the 1st week in July with fish seen moving and jumping in the Road Pool and Salmon Pool, but with water very high by this time they ran straight up to the river, and Wings Pool in particular – recording 17 out of 18 fish caught and released.

As I write of December 23, we have recorded 60 salmon in our new trap at the hatchery with very high-water levels the last week we expect more when it drops. Looking positive for the future.

Wishing all our past and present fishermen a happy New Year and tight lines for 2024.


Go Fishing

Screebe Fishery provides fly fishing for trout, sea trout and some salmon in beautiful Connemara. Day tickets can be bought from Screebe House Hotel (091 574 110).

For more information visit the website here. Screebe House also does lunch, dinner and cold and hot drinks.