Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a keen amateur, you’ll find some of the best places to pitch up and set your rod whilst fishing in Connemara.
The region offers a fantastically diverse range of experiences from freshwater lake and river fishing, to saltwater fishing along the Atlantic coastline.
Fishing in Connemara is renowned for fresh salmon and sea trout fishing - including brown trout, rainbow trout and pike in the great lakes.
With vast landscapes, clear waters and abundant wildlife to sit back and enjoy, fishing in Connemara is almost unrivalled when it comes to both productivity and setting.
Seasoned anglers will know that you’ll need to understand the rules surrounding fishing in whatever area you want to pitch up. To fish in Connemara, you will generally need ot obtain permission and a fishing license, though there are some areas where you can fish without a license or by paying a fee.
However, most of the rivers and some lakes are privately owned, though licenses can be obtained by contacting local fishing clubs or the Inland Fisheries Ireland group.
Bags and bait already packed? Then you’ll need the perfect place to stay. Ben Lettery hostel in Connemara provides the perfect base for your fishing adventure. Located in the heart of the region’s fantastic scenery, Ben Lettery offers comfortable and friendly accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your catch of the day.
Whether you’re a first-time fisherman or a seasoned angler, Ben Lettery is the perfect plaice (😉) to bed down whilst you explore the fishing opportunities around Connemara.
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