Coarse Angling Safari – Pike, Perch & Roach, Lough Corrib, Connemara, 1 Day Guided


Coarse Angling Safari – Pike, Perch & Roach, Lough Corrib, Connemara, 1 Day Guided


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Welcome to the wonderful wild fresh water fishing that is the West of Ireland. Join us on our coarse angling safaris with like minded people in the spectacular scenery of Connemara and “cráic” (fun) in the evenings at a real Irish pub!

Coarse Fishing
Pike fishing on Lough Corrib is ranked very high indeed in the World. In Fred Buller’s famous book “The Doomsday Book of Mammoth Pike” very many of the large SPECIMEN PIKE mentioned were taken from Lough Corrib. Anglers go on the trail of the TROPHY-PIKE on Lough Corrib from the middle of July onwards to the middle of December. Several methods of angling are used to catch pike. Trolling – driving the boat slowly with the bait/lure fishing behind the boat. Spinning – fishing from a stationary boat with baits/lures. Dead-Baiting- fishing with a dead natural bait (usually Perch, Roach, Herring Eel) using a float. This method of angling is best when there is enough wind to make the boat drift. Dead-baiting and Spinning are usually carried out at the same time. Jerk Baiting – this is a rather new method of pike fishing on Corrib and the angler will require a special Rod & Reel and a selection of Jerk Baits.

Other coarse fish include Bream, Roach, Perch, Rudd, Tench, Hybrids, Skimmers & Eels. The waters give good Roach fishing over most of the year, but usually best from April to December. Hybrids are always plentiful in summer and early winter months. Roach to over 1lb. and Hybrids to over 3lb. are common. Bream fishing is best from April and skimmers are plentiful the whole year round. Bream to over 9lb. have been caught in Ballyquirke Lake. Tench are also present in most of the lakes but are often hard to locate because of the size of the waters.

Price per rod includes:

  • One day fishing on Lough Corrib with english fishing ghillie
  • Boat and engine hire
  • Gear hire includes rod, reel and line
  • Full information pack supplied upon booking


  • Transfers to and from Lough Corrib are available as an optional extra


  • Available everyday February to September
  • Own transport required to meeting point
  • Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please see our website for more information and details.
  • It is recommended to bring or purchase own lures/baits and/or flies
  • Offer is weather dependant

Please contact for more information on the above.


1 Day Guided Coarse Angling Safari

Meet your ghillie at the Boat Inn, Main Street, Oughterard, County Galway. The village of Oughterard is located approx 26km outside Galway on the N59 direction Clifden.

09h00 Meet at the Boat Inn, Main Street, Oughterard
Discuss the day’s planned activities with the Ghillie

09h30 Launch boat on Lough Corrib and enjoy a full day coarse fishing

18h00 Depart

End of Safari! Please join us on another day safari in Connemara very soon.


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