Lough Inagh


Co. Galway, Ireland

Fishery Information

Lough Inagh (Irish: Loch Eidhneach) is a freshwater lake located in the Inagh Valley in Connemara, Galway, Ireland. It is situated approximately 23 km (14 mi) east of Clifden on the R344 road. The lake is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, with the Twelve Bens range to the west and the Maumturks range to the east.

What size do the fish go to?

Lough Inagh offers the opportunity to catch a variety of fish species. Anglers can expect to find spring salmon weighing up to 15 lbs, grilse, sea trout (depending on the season), and large brown trout weighing up to 12 lbs.

What tactics work well?

The fishing on Lough Inagh is primarily done from boats, as the lake is too large for rowing. An outboard motor is recommended for navigation. Various flies and tactics are recommended for different species. For salmon, popular flies include Sunray Shadow, Cascade, Silver Stoat, Badger, and Silver Rat. For trout, recommended flies include Watson’s Fancy, Bibio, Butcher, Peter Ross, Jacob’s Ladder, Green Peter, Daddy, Claret and Mallard, Camusunary, Killer, Dunkeld, and more. Dapping can be effective for sea trout in August and September. Experienced boatmen or ghillees are available to provide guidance and assistance.

What facilities are on site?

Lough Inagh Lodge, located on the shores of the lake, provides comfortable accommodation with 13 tastefully appointed rooms. The lodge features an angler’s hotel and restaurant, offering excellent menus that include local specialties such as Connemara lamb, fish, and seafood. Boats are provided for fishing, and guides are available to enhance the fishing experience.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available at Lough Inagh Lodge, ensuring convenient access to the fishery.

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