Update: Now taking bookings for the 2024 season. Please use my contact page to get in touch
I am a fly-fishing guide located on the west coast of Ireland where I guide full time for Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon. The wide variety of lakes around us allows the visiting angler to sample some of these premier lakes from a drifting boat, some of which are only a short drive away.
Fly fishing has been a strong passion of mine since a very young age. I am from a family of fishermen and as they say it's in my blood. A big part of my childhood was spent chasing wild Brown Trout and Salmon on the Garavogue river in Sligo. I caught my first Brown Trout on one of my own flies and I was literally hooked. The feeling I had that day catching that Brown trout with a fly rod in my hand and on my own fly is something I will never forget for the rest of my life. From that day on all I wanted to do was fish and tye flies.
I was blessed to be able to learn from my dad and grandfather the art of fly fishing, fly tying and dyeing materials which you can see in the flies that I tye. On my flyfishing journey I represented my country on an international level and also guided and tyed the winning flies for the Irish team which helped them achieve a gold medal on Lough Melvin in June 2022. I am Fly Designer for Fulling Mill, I am also a Pro Guide in Ireland for Patagonia promoting total Catch and Release, and I was previously a Pro tyer for Ahrex hooks. My flies have been featured in two Trout and Salmon magazine articles; Sedge patterns for Trout and Salmon Magazine's August 2019 issue and Mayflies for Trout and Salmon Magazine's May 2019 issue.
What I have found as I have aged is my flyfishing journey has changed, and 7 years ago I made the decision to guide on Lough Arrow and Lough Melvin. I have guided people from all over the world and made great friends along the way. The best part of my job is the excitement and the smile of a client hooking and landing that Trout brings the kid back out in me all those years ago on the Garavogue River.
I love my job and when I have down time from guiding you can find me enjoying myself on the water fishing. I hope you enjoy my website, please browse around and
use my contact details or social media links below to contact me.
- Jackie Mahon
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