Lough Corrib is renowned for the quality of its wild brown trout and there is no other lake in Europe to compare with it. It is truly the envy of the angling world.

Local anglers traditionally troll the briceen (minnow) from the start of the season on February 15th and net some fine bags of fish. As the weather warms up, in March and April, the duckfly (a black chironomid) hatch peaks and trout can be taken on pupa and adult patterns. You can still troll the lake successfully during this period as well as and traditional wet fly fishing with a team of flies is also very successful. Duckfly and Olive fishing continues through April.

By May 5th the Mayfly, for which Lough Corrib is famous, is the primary quarry of the trout. Of there’s a good breeze the fishing can be outstanding, especially with the dapped natural fly and there is always the chance that you could latch onto the trout of a lifetime. Even salmon can find the mayfly irresistible. Lough Corrib has many moods as is clearly apparent from the photographs below!

Coarse Fishing in Connemara

If you prefer coarse fishing, pike must be you number one quarry. In the vicinity of Oughterard a series of seven lakes have been specifically developed with the coarse angler in mind. While perch and roach are the two most abundant coarse fish here, pike abound. One particular advantage of pike fishing is that the season never closes – and after the spawning, April is the prime time to make the most of their voracious appetite.

Maps, brochures and information are available and tackle can be purchased or hired from Camillaun Lodge.

Fishing Lough Corrib

Distance from Camillaun Lodge: 0km

Life jackets & standard amount of petrol provided

Equipment Required: Fishing Rod and Tackle (Rods and Tackle available for hire with a large selection of trout flies for sale)

Time: 3 – 7 hours

Camillaun is situated on the Owenriff River which enters the midsection of Lough Corrib less than a kilometer away.  On site we have private moorings for all our lake boats which have reliable outboard engines.  In addition the lodge has a rod room and special drying facilities.  Rods and fishing tackle are also available from the lodge and Gillies (Boatmen) are available with advance booking. Delicious packed lunches are available upon request.

Lough Corrib is renowned for the quality of its wild brown trout and there is no other lake in Europe to compare with it. It is truly the envy of the angling world.

Local anglers traditionally troll the briceen (minnow) from the start of the season on February 15th and net some fine bags of fish. As the weather warms up, in March and April, the duckfly (a black chironomid) hatch peaks and trout can be taken on pupa and adult patterns. You can still troll the lake successfully during this period as well as and traditional wet fly fishing with a team of flies is also very successful. Duckfly and Olive fishing continues through April.

By May 5th the Mayfly, for which Lough Corrib is famous, is the primary quarry of the trout. Of there’s a good breeze the fishing can be outstanding, especially with the dapped natural fly and there is always the chance that you could latch onto the trout of a lifetime. Even salmon can find the mayfly irresistible. Lough Corrib has many moods as is clearly apparent from the photographs below!

Hire a Boat, Rods and Tackle

  • Full Day Lough Corrib Boat Hire

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