Lough Acalla


Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland

Fishery Information

Lough Acalla, also known as Calla Lake, is a 30-acre limestone lake located 2 miles north of Kilconnell, County Galway. This rich waterbody is stocked with Rainbow Trout and a few Brown Trout. The lake is noted for its fast-growing fish, with well-formed trout up to 7lbs commonly caught. Located near the village of Kilconnell, approximately 15 km west of Ballinasloe, it is a favored destination for anglers seeking quality Rainbow Trout.

What size do the fish go to?

Trout in Lough Acalla can reach up to 7lbs, with fish over the 3lbs mark being caught regularly. The lake enforces an 11-inch minimum size limit for fishing.

What tactics work well?

Fishing at Lough Acalla is best in the evening, and anglers are reminded that it is a fly-only lake. Fishing can be done from the bank or from fishing stands. Dry Fly, nymph, and artificial fly lures work well in this fishery. Most of the banks on the lake are clear, and wading is possible. However, the water tends to be very weedy in the summer.

What facilities are on site?

Car parking facilities are available along the shoreline. Other facilities such as fishing stands are also available for anglers. It’s a fly-only lake, with fishing allowed from the bank or from fishing stands.

Is parking available?

Yes, there are car parking facilities available along the shoreline.

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