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Fishing in Connemara
The area around Leenane in Connemara is renowned
for excellent fishing with numerous lakes and rivers producing
excellent sport for the visiting fisherman.
Dhu Lough - this is the largest
of the Delphi Fishery waters and was once renowned for its abundance
of sea trout fishing however during the past decade numbers have
fallen though every effort is being made to improve stocks. Salmon
are caught here too.
Permits may be obtained from the
manager at Delphi Lodge for fishing. Prices vary but they are
approximately €75 to €125 per day. Guides and equipment
are available also - a guide costing €80 per day. Call 00353
(0) 95 42222 for more information.
Glencullin Lough - This is located
at the top of the Delphi system. It is best from mid-July onwards
for sea trout. Salmon can also be caught on the lough. Fly fishing
and dapping are the only permissible methods of angling. There
are two boats for hire.
River Bundoracha - Fishing at Delphi
is limited to a maximum of 12 rods, either bank fishing on the
lovely Bundorragha River or by boat on the lakes. Beats are rotated
on a half day basis so that anglers may enjoy a great variety
of scenery and opportunity.
||1 February - 30 September
||1 June - 12 October
||15 February - 12 October
Erriff Fishery & Ashleigh Lodge
Tel: 00353 (0) 95 42252
The Erriff fishery is comprised of the Erriff River
and the four small loughs of Tawnyard, Derrintin, Glenawough and
Lugacolliwee, the last two being quite high in the hills and only
accessible by foot.
Erriff River - is some 13 miles
in length. From its discharge into Killary Harbour upstream for
approximately 8 miles to Shrahlea Bridge. The river is divided
into 9 beats accommodating 22 rods daily. The river receives a
run of spring salmon during April and May. In June, July, August
and September grilse runs are excellent with the average weight
being about 5lb. Sea trout run from early July onwards. It is
the 2nd most productive salmon river in Co Mayo. Practically all
fishing is with fly.
Tawnyard Lough - Grilse and sea
trout run into this lough at the beginning of July but its primary
catch is sea trout. Fly fishing and dapping are the only permitted
methods of fishing on the lough.
Derrintin Lough - this smaller
lough holds a good stock of brown trout. Fly fishing is the only
Information obtained from "The
Anglers Guide to Game Fishing in the Western Fisheries Region"
by The Western Regional Fisheries Board.