Lough Corrib is 42,000 acres in size and stretches in length from within 4 miles of Galway City to within 2 miles of Maum Bridge, a distance of 33 miles. The Lough is renowned for its wild brown trout and salmon fishing. Brown trout fishing is usually good from the first day of the season and the salmon fishing for grilse is best from around the end of May. Trout can be caught on wet fly from opening day, Feb. 15th.
Each season, a number of specimen brown trout are caught on the lough, and the record stands at around 21.5lb, caught in September 2002. There are boats for hire at several locations around the lough, and boatmen are also available at most boat stations. Angling on Lough Corrib is free.
Brown Trout: 15th Feb. – 30th Sept.
Sea Trout: 1st June – 30th Sept.
Salmon: 1st Feb. – 30th Sept.
This Bye-law provides for a daily bag limit of 4 trout of which not more than 1 trout is greater than 10 lbs (4.54 kgs), and prohibits –
(a) the taking of trout less than 13 inches (33 cm),
(b) the use of more than 1 rod or 4 artificial flies when fly fishing,
(c) the use of more than 1 rod when dapping,
(d) the use of more than 2 rods or 4 artificial flies per rod when trolling,
(e) the use of more than 2 rods when bait fishing or spinning, and
(f) the having on board a boat more than 3 rods when more than 1 person is bait fishing, spinning or trolling.
Guide and Instructor for trout fishing PAGI
Notes : Based on the shores of Lough Corrib accomodation is arranged and boats and engines provided. Basil’s flies are tied for the Western Lakes. Basil is a first class angler and boatman who has qualified many rods at the World Cup on Lough Mask over several years.
Trout fishing Guide CERT
Notes: A holder of the Marine & Countryside Guide Certificate, Frank is one of Lough Corrib’s famous boat men and guides. Boats and engines arranged for fishing the western lakes in particular Lough Corrib.
Trout, salmon & pike guides.
Notes: Mike is an experienced guide & has boats moored in different locations on Lough’s Corrib & Mask.
Robert (Mike’s son) is a keen fly tier & has fished for Ireland.
Bayview also stock Ian Kelly’s flies. Ian ties flies for the Irish team All tackle supplied if required.
Boats available from Camillaun Lodge at Oughterard moored at the end of the garden with direct access up the Owenriff river to Lough Corrib (0.5km).
Boats are available for half day and full day hire.
Please contact us directly to arrange a Ghillie if required as availability will need to be checked.
Trout, Salmon and Pike fishing ghillies
Notes: Larry and his team are top quality Guides, many of whom have fished for their country. These Gillies or Guides know every nook and cranny of Corrib, Mask and Carra and will work hard all day to make sure you get the opportunity to catch your fair share of lively wild brown trout. The Clare and Robe rivers offer some excellent Salmon or evening Dry Fly fishing. We enjoy some fabulous fly-fishing all year round for pike.
Currarevagh has its own traditionally built clinker boats which our guests can use at any time. If you would like an outboard this costs E80.00 per day including fuel, and experience of outboards is a must.
Find out more about Currarevagh House’s boat for hire here.
For anyone not familiar with the lake we recommend the services of a ghillie (Fishing Guide) which we shall organise for you. He has expert knowledge of the lake, knows the conditions for fishing and can give advice on flies, baits and so on. He will have his own boat and outboard motor together with a good supply of necessary tackle and rods. They are super fishermen themselves, good company and happy to give lessons to complete novices.
A Trout Anglers paradise due to the location on Lough Corrib & proximity to Lough Mask.
Guests wishing to fish or do some pleasure boating on the lake can avail of the Private Pier & Boathouse at Dooroy Lodge. Boats and Engines are available for hire together with life jackets.
Guide 25 years experience trout and salmon fishing on the shore of Lough Corrib.
Offers guiding on Loughs Corrib, Mask, Carra and Connemara fisheries. Ex-fishery manager of Mount Falcon Salmon Fisheries and Costello & Fermoyle fishery.
Experienced fly angler, has represented Ireland in European Championships.
Boats, engines, guides and tackle hire.
Look no further when planning your next getaway to the shores of Lough Corrib, Oughterard! Ardlougher Lodge offers spotless accommodation overlooking the lake.
Lough Corrib Boats will meet all your boating needs, conveniently located outside your front door!
Boatman and guide on Lough Corrib
Notes: Gerry was born on the shores of Lough Corrib and has been a Guide on the Lake all his life as has his father and grandfather He has an expert knowledge of the lake and a vast experience in all types of fishing and is an experienced flytyer. Fishing for the much sought after ‘Ferox’ is another of his specialities.
19 ft Corrib Boats, min Outboard size 6 hp, moored on prime fishing ground.
Boats will only be hired out to people who have experience with similar boats and outboards.
For people who are not familiar with the lake we recommend the services of a fishing Guide.
Former International and ex team World Champion Paul will be able to help you.
B&B accommodation on the shores of Lough Corrib – special packages available visit our website for details.
Qualified GAIA Instructor
WHY BOTHER WITH FLY FISHING TUITION?
- If you’re an absolute beginner to the sport, opting for qualified tuition from the outset will help you to avoid the bad habits that can creep into your casting style and eventually limit you in terms of distance, accuracy and catching fish.
- You’ve hit a wall with your casting and would like to learn how to improve fly presentation and accuracy to catch wily fish.
Guided Fly Fishing
We are able to offer guided fly fishing with fully insured boatmen (up to two anglers in the boat).
Boat and Engine Hire
Well maintained boat and engine 60 euro per day (including fuel). Available for resident guests only
Notes: With Ryans River Lodge fishing is tailor made to your specifications and we can arrange for any special needs or requirements you may have. We have vast experience and use only the very best guides who know the best fishing grounds on Lough Corrib and Lough Mask .
We can fish for any species of fish with new, modern methods, but we also use old methods that have been handed down from older generations. It is a learning experience and a fishing holiday you will not forget.
Lough Corrib and Lough Mask are only metres from our door and we have private boats on both
Guide and Instructor for trout and salmon fishing STANIC
Notes Tom has a STANIC Instructor’s Certificate and offers qualified casting instruction. Based on the shores of Lough Corrib he provides guided fishing and a boat hire service for the lake. Guided fishing on Lough Mask is available. Tom also specialises in Specimen Trout/Ferox Trout fishing.
Information on where boats can be hired from is available at this link.
Fishery Contact Details
Address: Inland Fisheries Ireland, Weir Lodge, Earl’s Island, Galway.
Telephone: +353 (0)91 563118
Fax: +353 (0)91 566335
E-mail: [email protected]