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Where to Fish in Ireland

Volume II, 44 Brown Trout Lakes

44 Brown Trout Lakes


Dietrich Bohnhorst’s

Where to Fish in Ireland

Volume II

In this second programme of our “Where to fish in Ireland” series, we are going to concentrate on famous, as well as not very widely known, Brown Trout Lakes, or Loughs, as they are called here.


Lough Talt

Your host is again Brendan Moran

Again we concentrate our attention to those waters with relatively easy access; most of them are directly visible from the road.

Your host is again the essential Brendan Moran.  Featuring in the programme are again (among others) Rüdiger Trautmann, Ray Robinson, Dietrich Bohnhorst and Linus Schaaf.




Lough Carrowmore

Selection has to be subjective

Evening on Lough Mask

Since there are literally hundreds of Brown Trout Loughs in Ireland, any selection has to be very subjective.  Apart from the obvious dozen or so, many anglers will have their own personal, surely somewhat different list.  The ones we picked here will give a good overview though, on what Lake Brown Trout angling in Ireland is about.




Lough Acorrymore

Three Categories

Liam Gavin and Ruediger Trautmann on Lough Mask

Irish lakes can be divided into three categories:

the limestone lakes with high pH levels;

the bog lakes with more or less acid water, and the mountain lakes, which can be of limestone or bog nature.



Lough Mask

Famous Brown Trout Loughs

Loughlin Sweeney on Lough Owel

When it comes to the great and famous Brown Trout Loughs of Ireland, there are two main areas to concentrate on:
The midland limestone lakes around Mullingar and the wild waters of the west, let’s say between Sligo and Limerick.





Lough Owel

Fishing the Big Lakes

Lough Conn and Mount Nephin

Fishing the Big Lakes, like Lough Conn, can be difficult, particularly for the novice.  Sometimes it is very difficult to catch a fish.  Therefore it is always advisable to have a "Plan B".
A useful "Plan B" is to fish the smaller lakes.  Often you will have some success here.





Lough Naderkmore

More Information

A happy angler at Lough Acorrymore, Achill Island

For more Information on various Irish Lakes use the search facility on this site, or visit our DIARY section.
Even better: purchase the DVD.








Impressions of an Irish Mountain Lake