The Erriff Fishery
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Aasleagh Lodge, Leenane, Galway,
Mr James Stafford
The Erriff Fishery is one of the premier salmon fisheries in Ireland. It is located in Leenane, County Galway and comprises the Erriff River and two small loughs, Tawnyard and Derrintin.
The Erriff is a spate river characterised by lively streams and deep fish holding pools. It has 13km of prime angling water, divided into 9 beats. There is a run of spring fish into the river during the months of April and May, grilse or summer salmon appearing in June and the runs continue throughout July, August and the early part of September.
Tawnyard Lough covers an area of 250 acres and provides good fishing for sea trout and grilse. Grilse and sea trout run into the lough at the beginning of July and fly and dapping are the only permitted methods of fishing in this area.