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Guide to Angling and Fishing in Galway City and County
With so many lakes, sea inlets and rivers, County Galway is an angler’s paradise. Fishing in Galway is a wonderful experience; peaceful surroundings, majestic mountain ranges and stunning seascapes…what more could you ask for? The choice for the keen angler includes lake fishing on Lough Corrib, sea fishing in Galway Bay, salmon fishing at the weir on the River Corrib or fresh water fishing in the many rivers and mountain streams of Connemara.
Blue Shark Angling offers the most professional sea fishing experience in Galway Bay. Sea Angling is offered all year round in the west of Ireland with a variety of species present depending on the season. Whether a novice or an experienced fisherman (or woman) Galway is the ideal location for sea fishing whether at anchor or on the drift. Our boat also includes a purpose built diving ladder.
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Blue Water is one of Ireland's top deep sea angling boats, skippered by the owner, John Brittain and offering full packages of accommodation, reef, shark or tuna fishing. With shark and tuna angling round Clifden amongst the finest in Europe, good catches and lasting memories are ensured. Whether hunting specimen Blues, giant Tuna or simply boating as many different species as possible, Bluewater will get you to the fishing grounds at top speed and even the Tuna shoals may be reached comparatively quickly. <br><br>At the moment Bluewater is departing from Cleggan, which suits fisherman better, since embarkation is from a jetty and the grounds are thus even closer. Whatever your level of experience, we can cater for it. Beginners make respectable catches and experts can, and have, landed record-breakers. Individuals and groups welcome.
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The Corrib system is one of the few natural brown trout fisheries remaining in Europe. The system is a network of rivers and lakes, the Corrib, Mask and Carragh being the largest covering approx 26,500 hectares. The shallow alkaline waters with a myriad of insect life make for the finest trout fishing in the west of Ireland.<br><br> Our guides are Failte 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. <br><br> Operating out of picturesque Annaghkeen bay Corrib Anglers are just four miles from Headford. Coming from Galway turn left at the main intersection in Headford at Joyce’s supermarket and continue straight, without deviation, for four miles until you reach Annaghkeen bay. Our guide will be there to greet you. Alternatively we can collect you from Galway City, the airport, train station or bus terminal for a small fee. We can also collect you on the lake shore from any part of the Corrib. We have a number of partners who provide accommodation for anglers right by the shores of Lough Corrib in Headford. We provide Boat, engines and rod hire.
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A warm welcome awaits you in the quaint village of Glencorrib. We are fortunate in our location, just 18 miles from Galway City, with its world renowned shops, restaurants and bustling bars. In the other direction, we are just 5 miles from Cong village and the famous Ashford Castle with its tranquil garden walks. If you are after an action packed holiday, you can enjoy some hill climbing in beautiful Connemara or join one of our professional guides for a day out on Lough Corrib catching that fish of a lifetime. However, for those of you after a quieter stay, you can spend a day on one of the many local Premier golf courses, or simply watching the day drift by in the most beautiful surroundings.<br><br> Our Guesthouse is newly built and has a total of 8 bedrooms ensuite, all rooms have Televisions, phones and Tea/Coffee making facilities. Michelle will ensure you never go hungry with her selection of breakfast menus, be it a full Irish or continental. She is also always on hand to help you select from her delicious evening menu which has lots of home cooked goodies in store.
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Delphi is one of the most famous salmon fisheries in the West of Ireland. Its wide variety of fly fishing, both on river and lake, its spectacular setting and its 170-year angling history, help to make it a special haven for fishermen. Surrounded by the highest mountains in the west of Ireland and with over a hundred inches of rain a year, Delphi is wild, often wet, wonderfully secluded and completely unspoilt. Crystal clear streams feed the magnificent lakes that are all linked to the sea by the pretty Bundorragha River. <br><br>The river has over twenty productive pools and, because of the settling effect of the lakes, it almost never colours up, making it ideal for fly-fishing even after very heavy rain. The two main salmon lakes, Finlough and Doolough, could not be more different. Finlough, which the Lodge overlooks, is small, mostly quite shallow and very beautiful. In contrast Doolough is big, deep and awesomely impressive. Both can produce good numbers of salmon at any time in the season.
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Welcome to the best deep sea fishing experience in Ireland. A full day trip with us runs from 9am to 6pm and includes everything you need to relax and enjoy the 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.
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Looking to get out on Galway Bay? Want to spend half a day fishing or sail out to the Aran Islands? We have boats to suit everyone from a short trip out to Salthill to an overnight adventure to the Aran island's. Our boats range in size from from 20 ft to 45 ft. We offer fishing, sailing, powerboating and a lot of other activities. All of our boats are registered with the Department of the Marine. All of our skippers are highly experienced and fully qualified.
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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. Day fishing trip start at 9.00 and finish at 17.30. Evening fishing trip start at 18.00 and finish at 21.30. Beginners to experience anglers welcomed. Stag parties or Stag weekend welcomed
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Irish Fly Fishing Tours provide a one stop shop for your fly fishing vacation to Ireland. We arrange everything for you including all your fishing / permits, hotels, car hire and everything in between. We also do guided tours and can arrange golf, sightseeing, dolphin watching and even sailing!
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Spiddal Angling School is a long established Award Winning centre of excellence for fly fishing and spinning tuition, and has catered for beginner and improver for almost two decades. It has offered high quality courses in fly fishing and fly casting, spinning and the art of fly tying. Courses are designed according to need and offer ghillie/guides for the experienced angler. Individual, group and families are welcome. <br><br> This award winning fishing school, which is family run enjoys both a local and international reputation. Returning and regular clients become familiar and are welcomed with each new season. Expertise, all the equipment you’ll need, and a friendly and courteous attitude is what you are sure of. The walk by the lake or by the river bank is just part of the experience!
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