Renowned as one of the finest fisheries in Ireland, the Ballynahinch Catchment drains an area of 68 square miles and is a diverse system of interconnected loughs and rivers, drained by the Ballynahinch River and offering the very best of fly fishing in Ireland. This majestic river, with fishing rights owned exclusively by the Ballynahinch Estate, winds its way underneath the Castle for three kilometres until it reaches the wild Atlantic Ocean at Bertraghboy Bay, Connemara Ireland.
All salmon and sea trout entering this magnificent system must swim up this river through the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Estate giving Ballynahinch its world-renowned reputation as a famous salmon and sea trout fishery making it the ideal place for fishing weekend.
Our fishery operates catch and release to ensure we can continue fishing the waters for generations to come.
For those who have fly fished before, why not try fishing with one of our qualified guides? Included in the price is your one day fishing license, equipment hire, wellington boots & flies. We recommend a maximum of two anglers per guide, however if there are more in your group, please contact our reservations team to determine how best to accommodate you
Fly fishing instruction
For our guests interested in learning how to fly fish, or who are looking for a novel way to spend a morning, why not partake in a half or a full day’s fly fishing tutorial at the hotel with one of our experienced tutors? Whilst you may not become an expert fly fisherman in a morning, the tutorial intends to give the participants a good insight into the basics of fly fishing. There is a maximum of 3 people per tutorial with a minimum age of 12 (Children aged from 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Tackle is available to hire and flies are available for sale.
Salmon licences are available on site.