Lough Corrib is a vast lake of 41,600 acres. It is mostly
shallows and contains many islands. The water is very clear
and it holds a good stock of trout which average about 1lbs.
Fish of up to 20lbs are occasionally taking by trolling.
It is the largest loch in the Republic of Ireland and the
second largest in the island of Ireland after Lough Neagh.
Lough Coirib is a corruption of Loch nOirbsean, which
according to place name lore is named after the Danann
navigator Orbsen Mac Alloid, commonly called Manannán Mac
Lir, "The Son of the Sea," for whom the Isle of Man is
named. In Irish the loch is also called An Choirib ("the
Lough Mask is a limestone lake of 22,000 acres. The lake
borders counties Galway and Mayo. Located above Lough Corrib,
Lough Mask is the upper of the two lakes, which empty into
the Corrib River, through Galway, into Galway Bay. The lake
is very popular for its trout fishing.
Lough Coolin is located in Clonbur, a place of unique
beauty, set like a gem in the foothills of Mount Gable. This
was the picnic setting so favoured by the Guinness
house-parties from Ashford Castle five miles to the east.
This little lake, three miles from Clonbur, is accessible by
car although the last section of the road is narrow.
Located near Gort, Lough Cutra Estate's private 1000 acre
lake is renowned for Coarse Pike fishing. Fishing is
available all year round and other coarse fish at the lake
include Carp. Fishing gear, tackle and boats are available
at the Estate for your convenience.
Lough Inagh & Derryclare
These two loughs, Inagh and Derryclare, lie in the lovely
Inagh Valley in Connemara, with the Twelve Bens mountains
rising steeply to the west of Maamturk Mountain range to the
north. In all there are 5 miles of Lough and River fishing -
main Lough, with two short connecting rivers. The fishery
has spring salmon, grilse and sea trout. There are three
sets of 'Butts' or long fishing piers, built out onto Derryclare Lough for the Anglers convenience. There are no
boats available on Derryclare Lough and all the fishing is
done from the butts and the bank.
Lough Inagh has eight boats and the fishing starts early in
July. The west shore fishes best and all along the islands.
During the summer, the lake, with its cool, clear water fed
from underground springs is a popular venue with locals and
visitors. The Long Point with its car parks, changing and
toilet facilities, is an excellent and safe place for
swimming. An alternative site for younger children is the
shallow sandy area at Coorheen. Because of its size, the
lake is an excellent stretch of water for sail-boarding and
The lake and its hinterland is a preserved wildlife haven
for Duck (Mallard, Teal), Wild Geese, Coot, Heron, Pheasant,
Swans and Cygnets. One of the islands towards the east of
the lake is known as Crane Island but a sighting of these
birds is a rare event nowadays. Several species of song
birds inhabit the surrounding wood and farmlands.
This lake is situated in Connemara and there are a
collection of prehistoric monuments including tombs,
standing stones and walls.
Lough Derg on the River Shannon is one of Ireland's finest
lakes and is renowned for its superb game and coarse
fishing. Lough Derg is the second largest lake in the
Republic of Ireland (after Lough Corrib) and the third
largest in Ireland overall (after Lough Neagh). It is a
long, relatively narrow lake, with shores in counties North
Tipperary (to the east), Galway (north-west), and Clare
(south-west). The lake is the last of three on the River
Shannon, with the other two, Lough Ree and Lough Allen lying
further north. Some towns or villages on Lough Derg include
Garrykennedy, Portumna, Killaloe & Ballina, Dromineer,
Terryglass and Mountshannon.
Ballyquirke Lake -
Oughterard. Well know for course angling
Ross Lake - Oughterard. Well know for course angling