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.
We are located on the western shores of Lough Corrib, one of Europe’s best Trout & Salmon lakes which fishes from 15th Feb through to 30th Sept. From October through the winter months Pike Fishing on Fly or Bait can be arranged.
Angling & Boating on Lough Corrib
Padraig looks after the Angling and Boating facilities providing guiding services and boat & engine hire. Padraig has 35 years of experience fishing on Lough Corrib and has fished for the Irish International Fly Fishing teams over many years. On Lough Corrib he specialises in early season Duck Fly, Olive and Mayfly hatches, Buzzer and Caenis fishing and later on in the season sedge hatches. There is a Drying Room available for Wet Gear.
Birchall Lodge & Angling on Lough Corrib is ideally situated in between the lower and upper lake giving one an ideal opportunity to fish here. We have private access to the lake with its own moorings. As an alternative to your fishing trip, we can arrange Sea Trout and Salmon Fishing & Guiding on Connemara Lakes.
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.
Jacek offers both one-day and several-day trips. Individual and group expeditions are catered for.
All additional services such as transport, meals, and accommodation can also be arranged.
- Pike fishing (fly fishing, trolling, casting, dead bait)
- Ferox trout fishing (trolling, lure casting)
- Brown trout fishing -river/lake (lure casting, trolling, fly fishing)
- Salmon fishing – river/lake (lure casting fishing, trolling, fly fishing)
- Perch fishing (lure casting)
Fishing tackle Shop
L.Corr Handmade Lures are 100% handcrafted and created by Jacek Gorny.
Jacek has been producing different types of lures for over 20 years. They were always models that he was happy to use himself.
Taking part in a fishing competition you need to have a better lure than your rivals. This is how all patterns were created.
Each bait has helped in winning countless numbers of fishing tournaments.
Jacek is a long-time member of the Irish Spinning Team.
Guide and Instructor for trout fishing
Notes PAGI: For the beginner Brian can provide instruction in basic fly-casting techniques. During the season, professional guidance can be given to ensure a successful day’s angling whether it is fishing Lough Corrib, one of the numerous small lakes of the neighbouring Connemara area for sea trout, small wild brown trout or the chance of a salmon. Accommodation is arranged and boats and engines provided.
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.
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, Teach Breac, Earl’s Island, Galway.
Telephone: +353 (0)91 563118
Fax: +353 (0)91 566335
E-mail: [email protected]