Fly fishing in Ireland, on the Ballynahinch Estate river, in the heart of Connemara, County Galway.

  • Fly Fishing for salmon on Ballynahinch Estate river
  • Situated in the stunning Connemara Countryside
  • Wild trout and sea trout fishing by drift boat on the Lower Ballynahinch lake and in the river
  • Stocked rainbows for beginners in the Killeen Lake on the estate
  • Half an hour drive from the world famous Lough Corrib for large wild browns
  • Fly fishing tutorials with all equipment supplied
  • Island and Lobster experience
  • Clay shooting and woodcock shooting in the winter months
  • Nature walks and cycling

Luxury accommodation at the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, voted number 1 hotel in Ireland by Conde Nast readers. There is a choice of five types of rooms from Classic to Riverside Suite.

The beautiful Owenmore Restaurant offers high-end dining and a fine wine cellar. There is also an authentic Irish bar with fishing memorabilia and log fires.

Please contact us for more information.

The salmon season runs form 1st February to 30th September with small runs of large spring salmon, averaging ten pounds in weight, from Mid March through to May.

Ballynahinch is traditionally a summer fishery with the main run of grilse appearing in late June and fresh fish running until the end of the season.

  • Grilse average six to seven pounds in weight and up to nine pounds in late in the season.
  • Sea-trout fishing from early June until the end of July.
  • Stocked rainbow-trout fishing in Killeen lake on the estate
  • Wild trout and sea-trout fishing available from drift boat in the Lower Ballynahinch Lake.

As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, you will be provided with a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly fishing guide.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts .

Please contact us for more information.

There are direct flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airport to Shannon. Flight duration 1 hour 20.

Transfer is by taxi or car-hire to Ballynahinch Castel Hotel. It is a two-hour journey into the heart of Connemara.


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