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Fishing at Ashford Castle Hotel

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Ashford Castle is ideally situated on the banks of the Lough Corrib and the River Cong. Lough Corrib is one of the most famous fisheries in all of Ireland. The lake is known for its wiled brown trout and salmon. Some of the best fishing in Ireland can be found on Lough Corrib during the Mayfly Hatch in May and June. The spring runs of Salmon sometimes enter the adjacent River Cong as early as February, while salmon fishing reaches its peak in June or early July.

Our Ghillie, Frank Costello, is internationally recognized as one of the most knowledgeable experts on fishing Lough Corrib having lived beside the lake all his life. He is an "Orvis" endorsed guide and will happily take individuals or groups up to 15 persons for fly fishing lessons.

  • Seasons Opens Mid March for Salmon & Trout – Closes end of September
  • Pike Fishing is available all year round.
  • River Opens Mid March for Salmon, Trout – Closes the end of August
  • Best time for Trout fishing would be mid March until Mid July and again end of August & September
  • Best time for Salmon would be May, June & July.

Prices From: Fishing on Lough Corrib including Ghille, Boat & Tackle from

  • € 250.00 full day
  • €180.00 half day
  • €40.00 boat hire
  • €70.00 Boat & Engine

Fly Fishing Lesson available from €55.00 per person per hour for bookings please email:

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