The following are the other lakes I guide on, Lough Melvin, Glencar Lough, Lower Lough Erne, Lough Key, Lough Keenaghan and some "Guides Choices". Being located in the north west of Ireland we are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by, and guide on, some beautiful Trout and Salmon lakes. There are a variety of options available for visiting anglers and the chance to fish for Brown Trout, Seatrout and Salmon.
Occasionally we can venture to other waters and head to Lough Conn, Lough Cullen, Lough Mask, Lough Sheelin or Lough Talt. These can offer great sport throughout the season, or at different times depending on conditions. I like to consider these when conditions might not be the best on my usual lakes, or just to give my guests a different experience. These guided trips are only available as Deluxe Guided trips and include an extra fee to help cover my travel expenses. If you are interested in exploring these options, just make note of it in the comments section when contacting me.
A 45 min drive from Sligo on the N15 road to Donegal, between Leitrim (Ireland) and Northern Ireland, will take you to the world famous Lough Melvin and it's famous Gillaroo and Sonaghan Trout that only habitats Lough Melvin. It also holds Brown Trout, Char Trout and Ferox and is the only lake in Ireland to do so. Lough Melvin also gets a run of Salmon from the famous Drowes river that runs out of the Lough and they are often caught on trout flies while chasing trout.
Lower Lough Erne is situated in Co Fermanagh on the western edge of Northern Ireland some six miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It is more than 15 miles long and is one of the great Limestone Loughs of Ireland. Lower Lough Erne has numerous bays and rocky shores, and with it's long shallows and unique islands make it perfect fishing grounds for Brown Trout, and holds some large Brown Trout.
Lough Key in county Roscommon, is a rather triangular shape and composed of about thirty islets, all mainly wooded including Castle Island which houses a medieval castle, Stag Island, Bullock Island and Drummond Island. It is reknown for it's early hatches of Mayfly which usually occurs the first few days of May. Hatches can be quite good and Spent fishing often produces fish in the 8lb range.
Lough Keenaghan is 1.5 miles from Belleek on the main Kesh to Belleek road (A47) in County Fermanagh. The lake offers excellent Brown Trout angling and is regularly stocked with takeable size Brown Trout. This is a highly productive shallow Lough popular with Olives, Midges, Buzzers and Caddis; and offers excellent Dry fly fishing and is a great place for the complete beginner to learn the art of Fly fishing.
An all round style Lough fishing spot, surrounded by beautiful countryside.
A Guide should always have a place up his sleeve to catch his clients fish and this is my one. When other Loughs are not fishing this place can produce. The lake is spring fed which makes the water crystal clear. It also holds some large weed beds which the Trout love to swim along. It's what you call a best kept secret. This Lough fishes from early in the season on Wets and Buzzers and gets a good hatch of Olives as well, and has produced some cracking Brown Trout for me over the years. With very little boat pressure this Lough is a pleasure to fish, and the Trout ranges in size from 1.5lb right up to the 5lb mark. It also has excellent Dry fly fishing on Sedges and Daddies. The season is from the 1st March to 30th September.
Lough style at Mayfly time.
This is another one of those secret fishing holes that I offer clients. On some days you will be lucky to see 2 boats on this large sized Lough, so with very little boat pressure this makes it an ideal choice when other Loughs are over-crowded. With it's long weed beds it is an excellent place to fish Dry Mayfly, and has an excellent Mayfly hatch. Mayfly usually appear the first week of May and has excellent Spent Fishing into the dark. Brown trout are often caught up to the 6lb mark and even bigger fish lost. This Lough is ideal for someone who wants to fish Dry Mays at Mayfly time.