Oughterard and surrounding areas offers fishing for all levels, with many fisheries including the internationally renowned mayfly fishing on Lough Corrib lake, from May to July. Take a look at flyfishconnemara for regional map of fisheries. The fishing season begins on the 15th of February and ends on the 30th of September. The hotel can arrange the following (before you arrive or upon arrival);
Licences and Permits
Tackle and Equipment Rental
Transport to and from fisheries and lakes
Drying room and tackle store
Fisherman’s Table, you catch, we cook!
Fishing packages for individual fisherman or groups
Where to fish
Lough Corrib – The most famous brown trout lake in Europe. Brown Trout and Salmon
Lough Inagh – Brown Trout, Salmon and Sea Trout. Fish from wooden boats or river beats.
Zetland Fishery – Brown Trout, Salmon and sea trout. Boats on Lough or river beats.
Roundstone Bog Lakes – Brown Trout and Sea Trout
Ballynahinch River – Salmon, Brown Trout and Sea Trout
Kylemore Fishery – Brown Trout and Salmon
Dawros River – Salmon and Brown Trout
Delphi Fishery – Famous Salmon Fishery
Erriff Fishery – Eight miles of Salmon pools and beats
Screebe Fishery – 16 lakes and interconnecting rivers. Brown Trout and Salmon
Brown trout, Salmon, Sea Trout.
Salmon – 1 February – 30 September
Sea Trout – 1 June – 30 September
Spring Salmon – March – May
Mayfly – Mid May to Early June.
Sea Trout and Grilse – June/July
Best Salmon Fishing – August/September
Guides and Instructors
There is no close season for Coarse Fishing in Ireland.
All Year: Roach and Perch
April – October: Tench, Brown, Rudd
We will be happy to arrange a local guide to show you the best places to fish.
Licences and Permits
A licence is required to fish for Salmon and Sea Trout. No licence is required for Brown Trout. You can buy a licence online at SalmonLicences.ie or at Tuck’s Main Street, Oughterard (Beside our Connemara Lake Hotel).
Sea Trout are protected in Connemara and must be released. A license can be obtained for one day (€20), 21 days (€40), under 18 (€10).
A licence does not confer the right to fish, a fishing permit is usually required. A permit costs between €20 and €50 per day.