Nature and Wildlife

Nature and Wildlife

Lough Corrib


Western Regional Fisheries Board
Weir Lodge, Earls Island
Galway City
Republic of Ireland

The famous Lough Corrib, abundant with Salmon and wild brown trout, is around 35 miles in length from Galway to Maum in County Galway. The salmon-fishing season opens on 1 February and the trout season on 15 February, and both end on 30 September.

There are numerous angling centres around the lake, where visitors can find accommodation and hire boatmen and as well as obtaining all the necessary equipment needed. It is advisable for visitors who are new to the lake to use a guide due to the size and numerous underwater hazards.

Access to Upper Corrib is good, with numerous car parks, public quays and slipways. Among the better ones are Derrymoyle, Oughterard Pier, Hackett's Pier, Birchall, Collinamuck, Knockferry, Rinnaknock, Greenfields, Derries, Golden Bay, Lisloughrey and Cornamona. Access to Lower Corrib is more limited and is easiest from Annaghdown Pier and the Streamers Quay in Galway.

  • Angling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

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