Ireland: You Should Go; You Should Send Customers



Harry Campbell, whom many of us know from kicking around the fly-fishing industry, has fly-fishing in Ireland DIALED.  He recently shared a new website launched by Ireland’s premier organization of trout and salmon fishing lodges:

Seriously, spend some time playing around on that site.  I can personally attest that of all my travels (and there have been some pretty cool ones) the place I am still most eager to return to… and the place I most want to bring my wife along when I do… is Ireland.  Bar none.

From the press release: (Galway, Ireland) Ireland’s premier organization of trout and salmon fishing lodges has launched an all-new website for 2017 ( With detailed descriptions and photographs of ten of the finest fisheries and fishing establishments in the Republic of Ireland, the Great Fishing Houses’ collection includes a full array of accommodations, from comfortable guest houses, historic lodges and hotels to luxurious country mansions — while offering the very best-of-the-best in fly fishing for brown trout, sea trout and Atlantic salmon. The new website also features detailed descriptions of over 30 trout and salmon lakes in Ireland, making it the ideal information source for anyone planning a fly-fishing trip to Ireland.

Many of the houses offer access to private fisheries, including exclusive salmon beats on the fabled Ballynahinch, Cong, Delphi/Bundorragh, Inagh, Moy, Munster Blackwater and Owenduff rivers. Lough fishing opportunities include the world-famous Corrib as well as Connemara’s Inagh, Derryclare, Ballynahinch and Screebe Loughs. All of the houses have expert fisheries’ mangers and experienced ghillies on their staff, and many offer fly-casting and on-stream fishing instruction.

Unlike many other fishing destinations, each of the Great Fishing Houses of Ireland offer plenty of activities for non-angling companions, from hiking, shopping in nearby villages and towns, touring the Irish countryside, and visiting Neolithic and other historic sites — or simply relaxing in incomparably beautiful surroundings. All of the houses serve hearty Irish breakfasts, many offer full dinner service with locally sourced beef, lamb and seafood, several have cozy pubs and all have wine licenses.

A trip to Ireland should be on every serious angler’s bucket list, and the Great Fishing Houses of Ireland’s new website will provide all a traveling anglers might need to know while researching and planning their visit. To see for yourself, visit


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