Cong is ideally situated between the two best wild brown trout fisheries in Europe – Lough Corrib and Lough Mask. They cater for the needs of fishermen and women, having brown trout, salmon, pike and perch.
The season opens on the 15th February on the lakes and on the 1st March on the rivers. The salmon season opens on 1st March . The closing date for trout and salmon is the 30th September, but coarse fishing continues all year.
The mayfly season brings the biggest influx of anglers to the area. It runs from the middle of May to the Middle of June approximately, depending on weather conditions.
It is advisable to book well in advance as most angler visitors repeat stay annually. Stephen and John Lydon are most wiling to help and advise.
One particular aspect of fishing is worth noting, the Mask and Corrib are interesting lakes from the point of view that practically every year they both produce specimen fish. The Irish Specimen Fish Committee has laid down certain regulations, the weight of the fish determines the classification e.g. a river brown trout must weigh 5 pounds or over, and a lake brown trout must weigh 10 pounds or over. The Irish Specimen Fish Committee publishes its records annually and in this way the capure of large fish on rod and line is on record.
If you wish to Join our Local Cong Angling Club which is very active please call Stephen or John at the Lydons Lodge int +353 (0) 094 9546053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglers come from all over Ireland, from Europe and the U.S. to fish here. It is vital that our waters remain pollution free and in this regard it is incumbent on all of us to be vigilant.