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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel & Estate

Fishery
W.C.
Refreshments
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Ballynahinch Castle
Ballynahinch Castle
Ballynahinch Castle
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Fishing the river
Fishing the river
Fishing the river
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Enchanted beat
Enchanted beat
Enchanted beat
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Rapids
Rapids
Rapids
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Perfectly formed
Perfectly formed
Perfectly formed
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Castle across the river
Castle across the river
Castle across the river
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Fishing tactics
Fishing tactics
Fishing tactics
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No Poaching!
No Poaching!
No Poaching!

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Overview

Enjoy the very finest fly fishing holiday that Ireland has to offer within Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Estate Connemara Ireland.

Renowned as one of the finest fisheries in Ireland, the Ballynahinch Catchment drains an area of 68 square miles of interconnected loughs and rivers. This majestic river, with fishing rights owned exclusively by the Ballynahinch Estate, winds its way underneath the Castle for three kilometres until it reaches the wild Atlantic Ocean at Bertraghboy Bay in Connemara. 

Salmon and sea trout entering this magnificent system must swim through the river at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Estate giving Ballynahinch its world-renowned reputation as a famous salmon and sea trout fishery. The closure of the drift net fishery has had a highly positive impact on the stocks at Ballynahinch. The average size of salmon has increased given that the larger fish were being taken by the nets as they returned to the coast.

The fishery operates catch and release to ensure it can continue fishing the waters for generations to come. Government fishing licences are required for all anglers. Tuition and Guiding are both available by prior arrangement with the Hotel.


Why you need to fish here

Renowned as one of the finest fisheries in Ireland, the Ballynahinch Catchment drains an area of 68 square miles and is a diverse system of interconnected loughs and rivers, drained by the Ballynahinch River and offering the very best of fly fishing in Ireland. This majestic river, with fishing rights owned exclusively by the Ballynahinch Estate, winds its way underneath the Castle for three kilometres until it reaches the wild Atlantic Ocean at Bertraghboy Bay, Connemara Ireland. 

All salmon and sea trout entering this magnificent system must swim up this river through the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Estate giving Ballynahinch its world-renowned reputation as a famous salmon and sea trout fishery making it the ideal place for fishing weekend. The closure of the Irish drift net fishery in 2007 has had a profound impact on the stocks at Ballynahinch with the run of salmon doubling in the first year following the closure. The average size of salmon has also increased given that the larger fish were being taken by the nets as they returned to the coast.

Banks
Both
Max rods/permits
3

Facilities & information

Facilities

Tuition available

Beginner friendly

Bank fishing

Fly only

Refreshments

Equipment loan

W.C.

Fish

Atlantic salmon

Sea trout

Trout

Recreations

Pub (a short drive)

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