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Excellent Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing
Vincent with his catch of the day!

ready and waiting for the fish
Ready & waiting!

young angler casting a critical eye
Casting a critical eye

Happy young anglers
Happy young anglers

Lady fishers
One for the lady fishers!

Lough Currane
Lough Currane

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Come to Waterville!

We organise excellent fishing holidays for you and all the family.

What we offer

Your ghillie & guide Vincent Appleby will take you around the surrounding area of Waterville where salmon & sea trout are plentiful! Lough Currane nearby is an excellent spot for Salmon fishing in March and April. From June we have the finest sea trout fishing in Ireland.

So what are our methods for catching the most salmon?
The boat is held by the boatman on the oars so the boat is not permitted to drift across the holding areas, where large numbers of salmon shoal up and congregate. This provides a floating platform, and with the wind behind the fly-fisher, this gives the angler maximum assistance in casting the fly.

Large numbers of salmon are caught each season by trolling baits and lures behind the boat in all areas of the lake. We provide all fishing facilities i.e., rods, boats with engines.

Salmon flies 4-8 are advised to be fished on a floating line and account for many fish throughout the year.

Sea Trout

Sea Trout run from March onwards but large numbers are caught from May onwards and are widely distributed over the whole lake and caught during the day.

Wet flies on sunken or floating lines are recommended and the best flies are mallard & claret, raymonde, black pennell, watsons fancy, bibio, bog fly, straw grouse, golden olive, peter ross, conermara black, butcher, Alexandra, invicta, Waterville blue.

Boatmen can be hired by the day or week and are all experienced, in addition to being able to introduce anglers to the best lies, they all help create an interesting day’s fishing!

Best time to come

Ireland's premier sea trout lake:
June & July

Salmon fishing:
17th January - End September

Prices

140 euros per day
This includes boat hire, ghillie and fishing tackle.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Vincent and he will be more than happy to help.

Contact Vincent on +353 (0) 66 947 5248

Things to do nearby:

(If you want to head off fishing for the day and the rest of the family don't!)
Golf
Horse riding
Kayaking
Hillwalking
Cycling
Trips to Skelligs

Accommodation

For local Bed & Breakfast:
Derrynane Bay House
Derrynane Hotel


Holiday Cottages to Rent:
Trout Cottage
Angler's Rest (get a link from them to you)

Useful Links:
Fishing In Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland