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Ashford Castle

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The Fishery: From the Notes of Peter O'Reilly

The fishing on Lough Corrib is mainly for wild brown trout but there are also ferox trout and salmon. The trout season begins in March with the famous Mayfly season providing great sport to the dap – a traditional Irish method – and the dry fly all day long from mid-May till August, depending on the hatch and the weather conditions. Gillies and boat hire can be arranged.

The Cong River boasts one of the best runs of Atlantic salmon in Ireland with the run of wild salmon augmented by hatchery reared fish. The run begins in late March and there is a prolific run of grilse from late May, through July. Gillies can be arranged.

The House:

The magnificent five star Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. Dating back to 1228, the castle now enters a new chapter in its history, as part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. With 83 spectacular rooms, suites and a Lakeside Cottage, a wealth of activities and plenty of thoughtful touches, guests will enjoy acclaimed Irish hospitality on a grand scale.

Activities offered at Ashford Castle include: Golf, tennis, fishing, cruise boat, falconry, horse-riding, archery, clay pigeon shooting, tree climbing, zip wiring