Lough Fee


Co. Galway, Ireland

Fishery Information

Lough Fee (Irish: Loch Fí) is a freshwater lake located in the Connemara area of County Galway, in the west of Ireland. The fishery is situated 6 miles west of Leenane and is comprised of the Culfin River and Lough Fee. It is accessible by taking the N59 from Galway and turning right onto R344 at Recess along the Inagh Valley. Then, rejoin the N59 and turn right towards Leenane, taking the second left heading for Tully Cross. The lakes run along this road on your left. If traveling from Cor Na Mona, continue west along the R345 onto the R336 to Leenane, where you turn left towards Letterfrack. Take the second right after the Killary Adventure Centre, heading for Tully Cross. Lough Fee is the first of the two lakes.

What size do the fish go to?

Lough Fee is known for its fish species, including salmon and brown trout. While the fishery is not particularly known for spring salmon, grilse start to run the river in June, with the run peaking in July. The average size of grilse is around 3-5 lbs. Bank fishing from the shore of Lough Muck and Lough Fee can produce grilse and brown trout on small flies. The lake has a good stock of small wild brown trout, with some fish reaching over 1 lb.

What tactics work well?

Fly fishing is the most successful tactic at Lough Fee. Anglers can use small flies to target grilse and brown trout. Experienced anglers recommend adapting their techniques based on the prevailing conditions and the behavior of the fish. Consulting with local fishing guides or experienced anglers can provide valuable insights into effective tactics for the specific fishing season.

What facilities are on site?

Lough Fee fishery does not mention specific on-site facilities in the provided information. However, it is advisable to contact local fishing lodges or angler’s hotels in the area for information about facilities, such as boat rentals, equipment, or amenities.

Is parking available?

Information regarding parking availability at Lough Fee fishery is not mentioned in the provided details. Visitors are advised to inquire with local authorities or nearby accommodations about parking arrangements and options in the area.

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