An idyllic place to enjoy fishing
Situated on the banks of Lough Corrib and the River Cong is one of the most famous fisheries in all of Ireland. Covering 44,000 acres, Lough Corrib is the largest of the three lakes in the area and well known for its brown trout, salmon and pike fishing. Your Ghillie (guide), Frank Costello, is internationally recognised as one of the most knowledgeable experts on fishing Lough Corrib, having lived beside the lake his entire life.
What we offer
From fly fishing lessons to half and full day trips, Frank will tailor your experience to suit your ability and preferences. Suitable for total beginners and competent fishermen alike, the majority of fishing trips take place from traditional wooden boats on Lough Corrib, offering spectacular scenery and incredible views of Ashford Castle from the water. Opt for a full day experience and you will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on one of the islands and even the chance to cook your catch!
For competent fisherman, we also offer fishing on nearby Lough Mask and Lough Carra, or further afield in Connemara. The Cong River at the hotel is a great option for very experienced and able-bodied salmon fishermen.
Traditional hand-crafted 19ft clinker wooden boats are used and all fishing gear is supplied. We recommend you dress in warm, waterproof clothing, boots and bring sunglasses.
Pre -booking is essential
Fishing with a guide
Half Day (3 hours) €190.00. Up to three people
Full Day (7 hours) €300.00. Up to three people
Fly Fishing Lessons
Orvis Fly Fishing Course with guide (8 hours) €250.00. Up to two people
Fly Fishing Lesson (1 hour) €70.00 per person
Rental of Rowing Boat €40.00
Boat with outboard engine €70.00 (experience necessary)
Rod Hire €20.00