Salmon and sea trout fishing in the West

  1. Ballinakill District
  2. Connemara District
  3. Galway District

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Salmon fishing in the West

The quality of game angling in Ireland's West is quite exceptional. Visitors fishing for salmon and trout in a natural, undisturbed habitat will enjoy a unique experience.

SALMON CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

River Corrib (Galway Fishery)

Galway City

The season runs from March to September but the best times are between May and August depending on water levels. Find out more about the Galway Fishery

Ballynahinch River including Derryclare and Lough Inagh

Recess, Co. Galway

Fishing is fly only on this system. The season runs from February to September but the best times are between May and September. Find out more about the Ballynahinch and Lough Inagh

Delphi Fishery including Fin Lough and Doo Lough

Leenane, Co. Galway

The season runs from March to September but the best times are between May and August. Find out more about the the Delphi River

River Erriff

Leenane, Co. Galway

The season runs from March to September but the best times are between June and September. Find out more about the River Erriff

SEA TROUT CENTRES

There is a Catch and Release policy in all Connemara rivers.

Costello-Fermoyle (Casla)

Carraroe, Co. Galway.

Fly fishing only. Season and best periods are from the 1st June to the 30th September. Find out more about the Costello & Fermoyle Fishery

Lough Inagh & the Ballynahinch River

Roundstone, Clifden, Co. Galway

Spate river. Fly fishing only. Season and best periods are from the 1st of June to the 30th September. Find out more about Ballynahinch and Lough Inagh

Open, closed and Catch and Release fisheries

Table 1:Open Fisheries

No. 9(1) or Galway District

  • Corrib

No. 9(2) or Connemara District

  • Cashla
  • Ballynahinch (Owenmore)
  • Screebe (brown tag required – code Z3)

No. 10(1) or Ballinakill District

  • Owenglin (Clifden)
  • Bundorragha (Delphi)
  • Erriff
  • Culfin
  • Dawros
  • Owenwee Belcare (brown tag required – code X3)
  • Bunowen
Table 2: Fisheries open to Catch and Release only

No. 10(1) or Ballinakill District

  • Carrownisky*
Table 3: Closed fisheries

No. 9(1) or Galway District

  • Clarinbridge*
  • Knock*
  • Aille*
  • Owenboliska, Spiddal*
  • Kilcolgan

No. 9(2) or Connemara District

  • Lough na Furnace*

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