I provide professional guiding services on Glencar Lough, located in the West of Ireland.

Sometimes fish live in some beautiful places and this is definitely one of those. Glencar lake is one of our most unique destinations to fish, with it's beautiful mountain ranges and waterfalls flowing into the lake, it makes this a special destination to fish for Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon.

Glencar Lough, just south-east of Benbulben, is a smaller Lough than Lough Arrow or Lough Melvin measuring just 2 miles long by 1/2 mile wide, but it's one of my favorite places to fish and also offers a chance to catch Sea Trout and Salmon. It is set in beautiful surroundings with the famous Glencar waterfall at its north-east corner, which can be seen while out fishing.

Glencar has smaller Brown Trout and gets a good run of Sea Trout and a fair number of Salmon, both spring fish and Grilse. The average size of the Sea Trout is over 1 & 1/2lb and local anglers claim that the lough produces the largest average size of Sea Trout in the west of Ireland. In recent years Glencar has produced Sea Trout up to 2 & 1/2 lbs. The fish are free-rising, especially when fresh, Glencar has a good hatch of Mayfly, Olives and Sedges.

A licence is required to fish Glencar Lough for Salmon and Sea Trout, and a permit is required from Sligo Anglers which I can arrange on the day. You can review the Salmon and Sea Trout licence options on the Inland Fisheries website. The fishing dates:
   - For Salmon- 1st February to 30th September
   - For Seatrout: 1st February to 12th October
   - For Brown Trout: 15th February to 12th October

If customers plan on fishing other lakes or fisheries, they should check the guidance on the Fishing Ireland site.

Key Dates for Glencar Lough:
   - October is particularly good for Sea Trout.
   - June, July, August and September for Salmon and Sea Trout.
   - All season then for Brown Trout, but they are smaller than the other lakes I guide on.

You can arrange booking with me throughout the year using email (mahonjackie@gmail.com), or through the details on my contact Jackie page. Please note that if we don't answer your query straight away, that means we are out on the water guiding and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Once bookings are made, I will contact you a few days in advance to talk about conditions, directions and times.

Where do we meet?
Depending on conditions, there are a few locations where we can head out from. Generally we head out from Glencar Grove on the west side of the Lough:
(click to view on Google Maps)
meet here

Please note: We fish rain or shine, unless the weather is deemed unsafe by Jackie. In the event of dangerous weather, we will reschedule for a future date.

To learn more please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page, or the sections below:
- Accommodation around Glencar Lough
- Other activities around Glencar

Accommodation around Glencar Lough

Other Activities around Glencar Lough

If you're having a break from fishing or would like to see other attractions in the area around Glencar Lough

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