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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.

Sea Angling & Boat Trips

Celtic Queen Sea Angling more info


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.: +353-(0)95-21069+353-(0)95-21069 +353-(0)86-2484674+353-(0)86-2484674

Blue Water Charter Fishing more info


The sea, shark and tuna angling round Clifden is amongst the finest in Europe. Reef fishing is excellent. 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 more info

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: 095 21039095 21039



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