Fishing Lough Corrib
Experience superb Trout, Salmon and Course Fishing on Lough Corrib, one of the premier Wild Brown Trout lakes in Europe. At Currarevagh House we are privileged to have this wonderful amenity on our doorstep, with direct access to the lake through our grounds. We can arrange everything for you – from a 3 hour fishing expedition for the complete novice to a perfect holiday for the experienced fisherman.
Fishing Guides & Boat Hire Guides
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.
Each boat can take a maximum of two anglers plus the ghillie and the daily charge is Euro160.00 per boat per day. A half day can also be booked for E100.00 per boat. This is paid directly to the boatnman.
There is also an excellent tackle shop, Tucks, in Oughterard. However, if you have a favourite fly rod, it would be worth bringing this, if only because you are used to its action.
Boat Hire Alternatively, 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, must be booked 2 weeks in advance and experience of outboards is a must.
Fishing Holidays Lough Corrib
Fishing is generally with wetfly, dryfly, dapping or trolling and, usually, from a drifting boat. Fishing is free – meaning that neither licences nor permits are required.
The fishing season from 15th February to 30th September can be subdivided into distinct periods. Wild Brown Trout are abundant, the average size being in the region of 1 ¼ pounds, though fish up to 5lbs are not uncommon. The current record for a wild brown trout on Corrib is 24lbs.
• Mid February to Mid March – normally wet fly when the fish feed in the cold waters for small fry and shrimp;
• Mid March to Mid May – the “olive season”, suitable for wet, dry or nymph set up aswell as buzzer methods;
• Mid May to Early June – the Mayfly hatches, for which Corrib is famous. Dapping with live fly can be hugely entertaining and great sport, but also wet and dry are successful. Although the hatching times vary from year to year, generally fly is abundant and mayflies can be bought from local school children, whom are still given a week of school to earn some extra pocket money.
• Early June to Late August – normally wet or dry;
• Late August to End September – wet or dry as the fish feed on fry, sedges and daphnia.
Lough Corrib also contains Pike and Perch and gets a small run of Salmon during June and July. There is a “bag limit” of 4 killed trout per rod per day; all trout under 13 inches (32 cms) must be returned to the water.