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Trout Fishing Destinations in Ireland

April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 190

There are several great and wonderful trout fishing destinations in Ireland. If you prefer to fish on a coast, you can take the public transportation but if you plan to catch your Irish brown trout from the streams, rivers and lakes that abound in the country, you can avail of a car rental. The oceans bordering Ireland contain various kinds of fish that include bass, skate, ling, Pollack and cod. There are various fishing methods that you can try as well. You may go deep-sea fishing, casting off shore or trolling. If fresh water specimens are what you are after when you go to Ireland, you may find salmon, pike and of course, trout in abundance. Anglers who are coming to the country will be delighted with the abundant supply of trout and it is only a small taste of what you can enjoy in Ireland.

A lot of areas in Ireland are great trout fishing destinations. You can fish for Irish trout in between Twelve Bens and Maamturk mountains. A lush valley can be found between these mountains where trout thrive. Another popular place is Connemara, as it is the area where the river meets the lake. Connemara is also known as the "Derryclare Butt" or simply the "Butt" and is an ideal location if you want to test your fishing skills.

If a scenic spot is more to your liking, you can go to Galway. Lock Corrib is among the best trout fishing destinations in the world. The lake spans more than 40,000 acres and stretches for over 35 miles beginning from the city of Galway to Maam Bridge located in Connemara. Some pike can be caught along with trout. Trout fishing in Ireland can typically be done from February until around September.

Galway has another great lake for trout fishing, which is Loch Mask. Aside from the brown trout, you can also try catching other game fish such as perch, char, pike and salmon. Loch Derg, which is the third biggest lake in the country, has a great mix of fish that includes salmon and coarse fish aside from trout.

If you are going to Ireland for river fishing, there are also several rivers in Galway that are perfect for trout fishing. One of them is River Suck that trace along the Galway and Roscommon county borders. Aside from trout, you can find a large amount of tench, roach, rudd, pike, bream and trout in the river. However, if brown trout is your main concern, you should go to the Clare River. The river of Clare goes from Tuam, located in Galway, to Loch Corrib, located to the east of Headford.

In Killorglin, you can observe spectacular scenery.You can also fish for trout but you need to secure a fishing permit. If you want the best spot for salmon, brown trout and White Sea trout there is the River Blackwater. Any kind of angling method such as worming, spinning and fly fishing can be used. For trout fishing in the evening it is recommended that you use a fly rod with brightly colored flies.

Alexander Naz is an expert in Irish trout fishing. If you are planning to go to Ireland for trout, find out more about Irish trout fishing destinations by going to

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