Ballynahinch Castle Fishery
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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and Fishery is located on one of the most beautiful fly-fishing rivers in Ireland. Atlantic salmon, wild brown trout and sea trout are all available in the magnificent setting of Connemara, County Galway.
With a backdrop of the 12 Bens mountain range, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and Fishery offers a great variety of pools and streams. This is exclusive to guests of Ballynahinch Castle Hotel where visitors can enjoy all the pleasures of a renowned 4 star castle hotel on 400 acres of private estate.
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.
The season officially opens on 1st February and extends to the 30th September. The effective season, however, begins with a small run of large spring salmon, averaging 10lbs, in early to mid March extending into May. Ballynahinch is, however, traditionally a summer fishery. The main run of grilse (salmon that have been at sea for one winter) appears in late June with fresh fish continuing to turn up until the last day of the season. The Ballynahinch grilse are traditionally very large, by Irish standards, averaging 6-7lbs with grilse up to 9lbs being caught late in the season.