Galway Angling

Blue Water Fishing
Blue Water is one of Ireland’s top deep sea angling boats, skippered by the owner, John Brittain, offering full packages of  reef, shark or tuna fishing. Beginners, individuals and groups welcome. See our website for further information.

Screebe Fishery
The Screeb fishery is six miles south of Maam Cross, County Galway, at the head of Camus Bay. It consists of an inter-connected series of loughs and a short river. In addition there are five relatively productive bank beats or stands at the outflow or inflow of some loughs. This is a salmon and sea trout fishery, with the salmon fishing predominating on the bank beats. It gets a small run of spring fish in April, and these are usually taken at the Salmon Pool. The grilse run from about 20th June and peak in July, while some fresh fish continue running for the rest of the season. The various fishing stands along the fishery are the Butt of Aasleam, the Lady Pool, the Salmon Pool, Derrywonniff Butt, Glencoh Butt and the Road Pool.

Tom Sullivan – Angling Guide
Tom, an angling guide for fifteen years, operates his services of guiding, tuition and boat hire, from the beautiful Dubh Ros peninsula on Lough Corrib, Co. Galway. He guides on Corrib, Lough mask (8km away) and Lough Carra (30km away).

A ‘STANIC’ qualified instructor who has fished for Ireland several times, Tom has a boat on a nearby lake full of small trout and ideal for beginners. Boat and engine hire is available from his privately accessed jetty on Lough Corrib on Lough Corrib.

Ferox fishing (large trout) is another speciality. One of Tom’s clients landed the largest trout in Ireland for 2006, 19.5lb.

Corrib Angling Services
Corrib Angling Services was created by anglers, for anglers. We supply boats, engines, ghillies, fishing tackle, life jackets – all the necessary equipment for an enjoyable day out on the water.

We have boats moored on Loughs Corrib, Mask and Carra, to ensure we have the flexibility to target the most productive areas throughout the season. These lakes contain an abundance of trout and salmon.

We have three full-time professional guides, all of whom have fished for their country at international level. Whether a beginner or an improver, our guides will help you cast better, pick that most important fly and, hopefully, put you on that drift of a lifetime.

We also provide guides and equipment to fly fish for pike in many small local lakes.

Lough Corrib
Lough Corrib is the Republic of Ireland’s largest lake. It is located in the west of Ireland and contains over 300 islands, the most famous of which is Inchagaoill, which contains 5th and 12th century ruins. This beautiful lake is ideal for boat cruises and angling.

Costello and Fermoyle Fishery
The Costello and Fermoyle Fisheries are located 40km (25 miles) from Galway city along the South Connemara coast, within a wild and beautiful setting. This is a premier sea trout and salmon fishery.

Made famous in the book “”A Man May Fish”” by T. C. Kingsmill-Moore, the Casla system offers the fly fisherman a choice of 7 lakes and over 3 miles of river fishing.

The run of grilse begins in June followed by the sea trout in July, providing great sport up to the end of September.

Corrib Anglers
Mr Paul Heaney, Corrib Anglers, is a Trout Fishing Guide.

Corrib Anglers Guides are Fáilte Ireland approved and have a history of fishing the Corrib system for generations. Their expertise and knowledge will enhance every opportunity to land the finest wild brown trout.

Corrib Anglers provide many services to ensure anglers get the most from their fishing trip, i.e. transport and pick up, boats and engines, rod hire, etc. Anglers can contact them and outline their requirements – Corrib Anglers will do their best to accommodate you.

Delphi Fishery
Delphi Fishery is a fly fisherman’s heaven. Top quality salmon fishing is available in the most beautiful mountainous surroundings. Catch average: 400 – 500 p.a. A wide variety of fly fishing on an exceptionally pretty river, and two spectacular lakes. Crystal clear water, ideal for fly fishing.
Delphi has a big hatchery and operates a highly successful salmon enhancement programme. Wild fish must be released, tagged fish are kept.

Wet fly fishing is the main technique at Delphi.

Crumlin Fishery
The Crumlin fishery consists of the short Crumlin River and over twenty loughs in the hinterland of Inveran and east towards Moycullen. The Crumlin system itself gets a reasonable run of small sea trout and a small run of grilse. A number of the lakes are let, and boats are available. All these lakes hold small brown trout, but some of them are quite inaccessible.

Galway Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing trips in Galway Bay From Spiddal, Galway Fishing will bring you angling around the Aran Islands with Skipper, Max Couque and his boat, the Leaca Rua.

The Leaca Rua is a 38′ boat and is also licensed for 12 people, and is skippered by owner, Max Couque, who also has 20 years experience.

Galway Bay Sea Angling & Sightseeing Trips
Come aboard the White Water II for the ultimate fishing experience. Enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee as you wait for that first strike at the line. With a heated cabin and onboard toilet facilities, you can enjoy all the comforts while reeling in the finest catch.

The White Water II is a fast boat, and as an Evolution 38 with a 426hp 3126 Caterpillar turbocharged diesel engine, she is the fastest one on Galway Bay, specialising in tope fishing. She is capable of 24 knots and cruises at 19 knots. Some of her hull design features include:

* Deep V Trihedral hull design with 45 degree dead rise at bow, and 14 degree rise at transom
* Designed to give superior stability and asmooth rough-weather ride
* Unique secondary deflection rail, reducing drag and spray and increasing fuel economy
* Full-length keel with skeg and rudder protecting propeller
* Propeller tunnel for shaft angle reduction
* Gamin 2010
and many more features – see our website for the full list.

To book, contact the skipper, John McDonough at – 086-1040702 – or for further information in regard to excursions, pricing and availability.

Ireland West Angling
With an operational base on the shore of Lower Lough Corrib at Curra, Moycullen, the Ireland West Angling Centre is close to Galway City and the gateway to Connemara.

Ireland West Angling provides full angling packages to suit game, coarse and sea anglers. Brian Curran and his team, have over 75 years experience between them and have fished every river, lake and the sea within a 20-mile radius. The local knowledge, combined with first-class equipment (boats, engines, rods, reels, flies and lures) affords the angler access to professional guidance and advice.

Mr Mike Keady – Guided Angling Service
Mike Keady provides a guided angling service for Lough Corrib, Mask and Carna in Co. Galway. Mike is also a qualified casting and fly dressing instructor. Mike has represented his country at international level both home and abroad.

Guided river and small local lake fishing for brown trout are also available

Kylemore Abbey Fishery
Kylemore Abbey Fishery is located between the mountains of Connemara and the Atlantic ocean. The open panoramas of the lakes contrast with the intimacy of the river to give a variety of fishing combined with some of the most wonderful scenery in the country.

Salmon and seatrout fishing is run for a good part of the year to provide excellent fishing on uncrowded waters.

Kylemore Abbey Fishery consists of the Kylemore, Middle and Castle lakes, with five and a half miles of the Dawros river which enters the sea in Ballinakill Bay.

Access to the beats has been improved, new boats and engines have been purchased; and, new pools and walkways have been constructed.

Please feel free to view our website for further information.

Western Kingfisher – Sea Angling
Our boat, the Western Kingfisher, is a new 40′ lochin licenced by Department of the Marine for 12 anglers.

We fish in areas from Slyne Head to Achill Head. There is a good variety of fish – probably some of the best fishing of the West coast, with cod, pollock, ling, mackerel, coley, conger, ray, and dab blue shark.

It is possible to see Blue Fin Tuna in September/October.

Galway Bay Fishing
Galway Bay Fishing provides a full day deep sea angling trip, and provides everything needed to relax and enjoy the experience.

Maighdean Mara is a 43′ Aquastar and is also licensed for 12 people, and is skippered by owner, Kevin, who has over 20 years’ experience.

Whether you are an experienced angler looking for a serious challenge, or a first-time enthusiast looking for a great day out, you will be well catered for on one of our boats.

Camillaun Angling Centre
Camillaun Angling Centre has everything a keen angler needs, including top quality boats, engines and equipment for hire, plus a fine selection of flies and fishing tackle for sale. Life jackets are mandatory, and a personal fishing guide is also available for those wanting local tips (€120/day; advance booking required).

Camillaun Lodge enjoys a spectacular location on a quiet backwater off the Owenriff River and is just a picturesque ten-minute boat ride to Lough Corrib.

Connemara Coastal Charter
Connemara Coastal Charters provide Scuba Diving, Island Tours, and Sea Angling from Derryinver Harbour.

We provide unequalled safety, stability and speed in our 2008 catamaran, the Brazen Hussy. Our tours include seasonal sightings of dolphins, whales and seals off our shores. A superb opportunity to view many species of seabirds such as the puffin colony on Inishturk and the gannets fishing off Clare Island. This, plus a view of our historical and archaeological sites on the islands.

Our sporting activities are principally scuba diving in superbly-clear waters and sea angling with equipment available should you require it, and we operate out of Derryinver Harbour near Letterfrack.