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Finally opening for Galway Anglers!

After a particularly long lockdown from the 30th December to the 12th April we will finally be able to open our boat hire to anglers or boaters from County Galway from Monday 12th April. it has been a tough time all through the long days of winter. However, the clocks have gone forward, the days…

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Going Bats during Lockdown

The days are getting longer and just a little warmer. The crocus’s were quick to follow the snowdrops and then the daffodils came in abundance – but in typical West of Ireland style a storm of wind and heavy rain battered the daffodils to the ground – they are finally recovering. We have been very…

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2021 Trout Season Opens

The 2021 trout season opened for those within 5kms of the water on the 15th February. This was just 4 days after the snowfall so hard to believe the weather had changed so much in a few days. Of course we had to launch a boat and head out for a couple of hours. it…

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Real Snow

It’s not often we get ‘real snow’ – you know snow that ‘sticks’, squeaks under your boots, makes good snow balls and covers the ground. Well, we finally got some on the 11th February. This is rare on the west coast as our weather is influenced by the Atlantic ocean. Whenever this happens you need…

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Oughterard Walks

Today is the 10th January and it is heartening to know that the daylight is now 40 minutes longer than it was on the shortest day of the year just before Christmas. It might seem hard to notice but we can’t argue with the facts! The best thing to do once you are all in…

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