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    Salmon fishing in the West

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    The quality of game angling in Ireland’s West is quite exceptional. Visitors fishing for salmon and trout in a natural, undisturbed habitat will enjoy a unique experience.

    SALMON CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

    River Corrib (Galway Fishery)

    Galway City

    The season runs from March to September but the best times are between May and August depending on water levels. Find out more about the Galway Fishery

    Ballynahinch River including Derryclare and Lough Inagh

    Recess, Co. Galway

    Fishing is fly only on this system. The season runs from February to September but the best times are between May and September. Find out more about the Ballynahinch and Lough Inagh

    Delphi Fishery including Fin Lough and Doo Lough

    Leenane, Co. Galway

    The season runs from March to September but the best times are between May and August. Find out more about the the Delphi River

    River Erriff

    Leenane, Co. Galway

    The season runs from March to September but the best times are between June and September. Find out more about the River Erriff

    SEA TROUT CENTRES

    There is a Catch and Release policy in all Connemara rivers.

    Costello-Fermoyle (Casla)

    Carraroe, Co. Galway.

    Fly fishing only. Season and best periods are from the 1st June to the 30th September. Find out more about the Costello & Fermoyle Fishery

    Lough Inagh & the Ballynahinch River

    Roundstone, Clifden, Co. Galway

    Spate river. Fly fishing only. Season and best periods are from the 1st of June to the 30th September. Find out more about Ballynahinch and Lough Inagh

    Open, closed and Catch and Release fisheries

    Table 1:Open Fisheries
    No. 9(1) or Galway District
    • Corrib
    No. 9(2) or Connemara District
    • Ballynahinch (Owenmore)
    • Cashla
    No. 10(1) or Ballinakill District
    • Owenglin (Clifden)
    • Bundorragha (Delphi)
    • Erriff (Brown Tag E4)
    • Culfin
    • Dawros
    • Bunowen
    Table 2: Fisheries open to Catch and Release only
    No. 9(2) or Connemara District
    • Screebe
    No. 10(1) or Ballinakill District
    • Carrownisky*
    • Owenwee
    Table 3: Closed fisheries
    No. 9(1) or Galway District
    • Clarinbridge
    • Knock
    • Aille
    • Owenboliska, Spiddal
    • Kilcolgan
    No. 9(2) or Connemara District
    • Lough na Furnace

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