Lough Corrib

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Western Regional Fisheries Board, Weir Lodge, Earls Island, Galway City, Galway,
T: +353(0)91563110
F: +353(0)91563111

Lough Corrib is the second largest fresh water lake in Ireland. It is located in County Galway, in the west of Ireland and contains over 300 islands, the most famous of which is Inchagaoill. This beautiful lake is ideal for boat cruises and angling.

The famous Lough Corrib, abundant with Salmon and wild brown trout, is around 35 miles in length from Galway to Maum in County Galway. The salmon-fishing season opens on 1 February and the trout season on 15 February, and both end on 30 September.

There are numerous angling centres around the lake, where visitors can find accommodation and hire boatmen and as well as obtaining all the necessary equipment needed. It is advisable for visitors who are new to the lake to use a guide due to the size and numerous underwater hazards.

Access to Upper Corrib is good, with numerous car parks, public quays and slipways. Among the better ones are Derrymoyle, Oughterard Pier, Hackett's Pier, Birchall, Collinamuck, Knockferry, Rinnaknock, Greenfields, Derries, Golden Bay, Lisloughrey and Cornamona. Access to Lower Corrib is more limited and is easiest from Annaghdown Pier and the Streamers Quay in Galway.