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Fishing in Connemara

The Owenglin River flows through the village of Clifden and offers good fishing for about 8 miles upstream of the Clifden town. The Clifden Angling Association owns the fishery, and fishing permits are available from the G. Stanley & Sons Ltd. fishing shop in Clifden. The Owenglin is not a large river, so is easily and efficiently fishing with a single-handed fly rod.

Celtic Queen Sea Angling

Clifden has probably the best fishing waters in Europe. The scenery in this area is spectacular on land and at sea with a great variety of seabirds and wildlife, including seals and dolphins. Individuals are welcome, but why not get a group together (up to 12 persons) and have us arrange Celtic Queen Sea Angling give you an unforgettable day – Fishing, an Island trip and a Picnic on board!
John Ryan, Sky Road, Clifden, Connemara, Ireland.:

Tel: +353-(0)95-21069
Mob: +353-(0)86-2484674

Blue Water Charter Fishing

The sea, shark and tuna angling round Clifden is amongst the finest in Europe. Reef fishing is excellent. At Blue Water Charter Fishing, John’s unique expertise, gained from 20 years experience will ensure good catches and lasting memories. Novice or expert, all are welcome. Our refurbished accommodation features single, double or multiple rooms, with ensuite facilities.

You never know what may turn up, there’s a huge variety of sea angling experiences to be had. Whether hunting specimen Blue Sharks, giant Tuna or or trying to hit 20 different species in one day, Bluewater is the ideal choice. We get you to the fishing grounds at speed on a boat designed for anglers with plenty of space and all the required tackle on board. Bluewater is departing from Cleggan, 5 mins drive from Clifden where the boat is beside the pier so we dont need to use a dinghy and the fishing grounds are even closer not to mention Olivers Bar also situated on the pier and very handy for celebrating the big one. Beginners are welcome and you can hire top quality tackle including all the end tackle ( hooks leads and lures) on board. John will give tuition and fairly quickly the beginner will be catching fish like an expert.

Course Fishing

Connemara is surrounded by rivers and lakes that is home to world-class brown trout & the majestic Atlantic Salmon.

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Estate

The Ballynahinch Catchment drains an area of 68 square miles and is a diverse system of interconnected loughs and rivers, drained by the Ballynahinch River and offering the very best of fly fishing in Ireland. This majestic river, with fishing rights owned exclusively by the Ballynahinch Estate, winds its way underneath the Castle for three kilometres until it reaches the wild Atlantic Ocean at Bertraghboy Bay, Connemara Ireland. 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.

Shore Fishing

The shore fishing off the beaches and bays between Roundstone and Clifden is some of the best in Ireland. Shore anglers catch everything from large ray, pollack and wrasse to flounder, turbot and plaice.
You must purchase a Fishing License / Permits when fishing in Connemara this can be bought in G. Stanley & Sons Ltd, Clifden.

Tel: +353 (0)95 21039

Explore Connemara

Explore Connemara

There’s so much to sea and things to do in Connemara!

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For less experienced walkers and families, the Diamond Hill Trail in the Connemara National Park is well sign-posted and highly accessible, and those who make it to the top are rewarded with expansive panoramic vistas across Connemara.There are four trails in Connemara National Park. A Must when you visit Connemara. There is also a lovely coffee shop and great playground for the kids... Read More >>


Electric and Hybrid Bike Hire and Tours – Roam the highways and byways of Connemara at your leisure. Make molehills out of those mountains, cruise gently along the bog road, and strike out those quite, secluded beaches that are now within easy reach! Read More >>


Set between the Atlantic Ocean, 12 Ben Mountains and preserved boglands, lies the town of Clifden on the Coast of Connemara. Enhanced by spectacular scenery, championship golfing, horse-riding, walking, cycling, hill walking, beaches, fishing, scubadiving, painting, national parks, abbeys, castle ruins and over 5,000 years of living history. Read More >>

Wild Atlantic Way

Imagine driving along the absolute edge of Western Europe, Imagine exploring a 2,500km (1,553 miles) long coastline dotted with beaches, harbours, headlands and stunning viewing points, imagine stopping yourcar, feeling the salt spray in your face and the exhalation of Atlantic surf. You can do it all and more on the Wild Atlantic Way… a journey of inspiration! Read More >>

Outdoor Adventure

There's a wide range of fun outdoor activities in Connemara. Choose from coasteering, kayaking, surfing, rock climbing or hill walking.

Training is provided in mountain skills and navigation, lead climbing, white water kayaking. Read More >>


Connemara is surrounded by rivers and lakes that is home to world-class brown trout and the majestic Atlantic Salmon. Read More >>

Tours & Cruises


No visit to Connemara would be complete without a visit to Killary Fjord. The nine mile long inlet boasts some of the finest scenery in the West of Ireland, and because of its sheltered nature, its waters are always calm. Read More >>


Two miles from Roundstone, on the road to Clifden, are two of the finest beaches in Ireland. Gurteen Beach and Dog’s Bay lie back to back forming a tombolo jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. Read More >>


Connemara offers many shops to enjoy, whether you're browsing for a special gift, or looking for a souvenir, or just treating yourself... See what's near to where you're staying...

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