FISHING TRIP IRELAND

Mayo
Overview

Overview
A fishing holiday in one of the historical fishing paradises
In the west of Ireland, on the banks of the Moy, not far from Lough Conn, Cullent and Mask

So, if:
-you are already a salmon fisherman or want to have a go at this species
-you are looking for a friendly, pleasant atmosphere
-you are looking for a reasonably-priced stay

Then come and discover this region of Ireland where fishing is what everything’s about.

Itinerary for 8 days, 7 nights, 6 days fishing

Day 1
Arrival in Dublin or Knock by your own means*
You will pick up your car rental and drive to the B&B
Dinner

Days 2 to 7
6 days fishing, the first one with a guide

Day 8
Return drive to Dublin or Knock. Car rental return. End of tour*

There is a choice of flights to Dublin (3 hours from your accommodation)
Ryanair has flights from London to Knock (just 35 km from your accommodation) This is why flights are not included in the price – it’s up to you to choose what suits you best. We can, of course, help you to do this. Check with us for details

Geography

Geography
The Irish Republic is located in the north-west of Europe, in the North Atlantic. It contains 26 of the 32 counties on the island and has a population of around 4.6 million on a surface area of 70 273 m2

Fishing

Fishing
Here, in County Mayo, the salmon is the most sought-after fish, even if trout and pike abound in the numerous rivers and lakes in the area. There is no need to introduce the Moy as its reputation has travelled far beyond the Irish shores. It’s a powerful river, from 10 to 50m wide and its colour will remind you of Guinness! 10 000 salmon are caught each year, and although the average weight is a few kilos, specimen of up to 15 or 20 pounds are caught regularly in May and June. Water levels will change results and the traditional Irish rain is certainly good to get the fish running with sunny conditions doing just the opposite. There are plenty of stretches to fish and, with our advice, everyone will find what suits best.
Trout : Fishing possible 15km upstream on the Moy as well as on the Guestion, a tributary of the Moy.

Fishing methods : bait, spinning, fly

Accommodation

Accommodation
You will stay in a comfortable Bed and Breakfast, in a twin room with en-suite bathroom.
Breakfast will be served at the lodge and you will have a packed lunch. Evening meals will be in a hotel-restaurant not far from the B&B.
Your accommodation is just a few metres from the river, outside the village.
The car rental included in the price will allow you to travel to the different rivers during your stay.
Fish : You may have your fish smoked or frozen before you leave.

Fishing seasons

Seasons : Generally from April to October, best period for salmon from May to June and in September. April can be good depending on water levels.

Useful Info

Administrative requirements
French citizens : Valid passport or ID card. Minors not travelling with their parents must have signed permission to leave their country or hold a passport in their own name.

Other nationalities : please consult your embassy or consulate

Health : No vaccinations required

Language : the official language is gaelic, spoken by around 55 000 people ( mainly in the West). Most people speak English. Your guides speak French.

Time : I hour behind France. (When it’s noon in France, it’s 11 am in Ireland)

Climate : Temperate with mild winters and cool summers, quite wet , often cloudy.

Currency : euro

Electricity : 220 or 240 V. ( take an adaptor for British sockets)

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