Top 10 Fishing Lodges In Ireland - Updated 2024

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Ireland is home to some of the most spectacular sceneries. These include attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, and Rock of Cashel. With lush, picturesque countryside and a laid-back vibe, this country is perfectly equipped to offer vacationers respite from their hectic lives. Between the scenic rolling hills and lush plains, some lakes and rivers are perfect for fishing, such as Lake Corrib and River Moy. Whether it’s catching brown trout or salmon, you can enjoy a thrilling outdoor experience with your loved ones here. For an unforgettable fishing expedition, scroll down for our list of top fishing lodges in Ireland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location with easy access to fishing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

1. Barley Harbour Lodge, Newtowncashel (from USD 137)

Enjoy a pleasant stay at this peaceful hideaway, only a 3-minute walk from scenic Barley Harbor on Lough Ree. The lake is renowned for brown trout. You can try deep-sea fishing in the Atlantic on a fishing charter boat if you want a unique experience.

You can whip up delicious recipes in the fully equipped kitchen or barbecue smoky, juicy meats on the grill. You can gather around the fire pit in the garden for an intimate evening with friends or family. You can also relax by the indoor fireplace.

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Newtowncashel, County Longford, Ireland
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
5) the house has a wifi (could not see mentioned in the description) so our children were very pleased
they were also very responsive over the app
6) eva had come to welcome us and hand over the keys -she is friendly and very professional
eva could not have been more helpful before and during our stay
it was a great location for fishing but a long drive to large towns
all in all a great place to spend a lovely relaxing weekend
we needed a place at the last minute and we're happily pleased to get this one
this place was the perfect size for family of five
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2. Ashford Old Schoolhouse, Cong (from USD 200)

A delightful getaway awaits you at this historic cottage built in 1853, a refurbished portion of an old Victorian gatehouse. It’s a self-catering cottage that provides guided fishing for brown trout and Atlantic salmon as well as boat hires on Lough Mask, Lough Corrib, and Lough Carra. Other activities within a 5-minute walk of the property include zip-lining, horseback riding, golfing, archery, and many more.

Inside the cottage, you will find a fully functional kitchen where you can prepare culinary delights. You can catch up on the news or relax by watching movies and shows on cable TV. You can use free internet access to stay connected to the world and upload stunning pictures of your holiday.

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Cong, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
it was extremely clean and absolutely comfortable
the location was great and the old schoolhouse was just amazing
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3. Brownstown Lodge, County Mayo (from USD 109)

Perched on the shores of Lough Carra in County Mayo, Brownstone Lodge has four bedrooms and two bathrooms that can comfortably accommodate up to seven guests. Lough Carra is a scenic limestone lake where people come to fish brown trout and pike.

If you forgot to bring your fishing gear, you can rent equipment such as a motorboat, rowing boats, fly fishing rods, and an echosounder on site. You will find the peace and tranquility around the lake very relaxing.

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25 reviews   Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the caretakers were very kind and considerate
within easy driving distance there are many great sights and places of interest
situated in wonderful position with view of lake and fields but close enough to ballinrobe if needed
amazing location on the banks of lough carra gorgeous and spacious house
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4. Anam-Samh, Connemara (from USD 100)

Sitting on the shores of Lough Corrib in Connemara, this charming fishing cottage in Ireland invites you and your family for a blissful lakeside getaway. Anam-Samh comes with eight beds, three bathrooms, and a kitchen, sleeping up to eight people.

You can try catching brown trout or perch on the lake during your free time. Take advantage of the rowing boat to go fishing in the deep waters of Lough Corrib.

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Oughterard, Co. Galway, IE
8 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

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5. Shannonview Selfcatering, Munster (from USD 90)

Located on the banks of the River Shannon in County Tipperary, this luxurious three-bedroom holiday house with four bathrooms can accommodate a maximum of six guests. Shannonview Selfcatering is close to some of the best fishing spots in the area. You can catch salmon, trout, and pike from the River Shannon. If you wish to fish for brown trout, perch, and bream on Lough Derg, you can rent a boat nearby.

Anglers will be delighted to know that there is a freezer to store their fishing bait. There’s also a large dog house and dog flap for your furry friend.

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47 reviews   Wifi Available
bungalow 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very spacious with lots of room and a lovely view
the kitchen was very well stocked with plenty of supplies and all staples you'd need
very spacious well-kept and comfortable
great sized rooms just an amazing kitchen with all the pieces you might need (including an outdoor bbq)
the house is beautiful and the front room with the tv and fireplace got a lot of use
the property was clean and well-maintained
better than the description and the owners were so nice
connie and mike were excellent hosts
the owners connie and mike were fabulous hosts
connie is a marvelous host she’s kind funny and very thoughtful
connie and mike are helpful kind and all around wonderful people
great location for nature and quiet and rather central for day trips to cork limerick galway etc
had a great week at this stunning location
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6. Fully refurbished cottage, Kenmare (from USD 36)

Sprawling along the River Blackwater, this comfy fishing cabin in Ireland offers breathtaking views of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the Caha Mountains, and the Ballaghbeama Gap. If you’re here for angling, you can acquire a license to go salmon and trout fishing on the river.

Get to know the neighborhood better by going on hikes and cycling with your loved ones. Guests can also head to the nearby Kenmare Bay for sea angling and wildlife cruises.

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30 reviews  
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
the house was clean and had a warm friendly atmosphere
mike was a great host
excellent property and lovely staff
mike & his family could not have been more helpful
excellent welcome by owner's family
a great location with so much to see in the area
clean google location excellent location excellent value
if one's priority is seeking peace and quiet then this is ideal -we loved it
great holiday the cottage is in a great location easy access to killarney or the sea
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7. Triphailme, County Kerry (from USD 301)

Situated within an arm’s stretch from Waterville Golf Links, this is a delightful holiday cottage with a sea view. Located close to the fishing village of Portmagee, Triphailme is ideal for a fishing vacation in Ireland. You can try catching gold medal salmon and trout on the local lake with the help of a guide.

This property has a game room to ensure you stay active and a fully functional kitchen to prepare your meals.

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Waterville, IE
10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

8. Coill Beag, Headford (from USD 222)

Nestled in 5 acres (2 hectares) of lush fields in Headford, this fishing lodge is ideal for families who love the water. Coill Beag sits close to Lough Corrib, a popular spot for brown trout and salmon fishing. A five-minute walk will take you to Kilbeg Pier, where you can rent boats for your angling expedition.

There is a selection of wet gear at your disposal, and a friendly local can guide you while fishing.

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26 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely comfortable house with beautiful views over the lake
but the wifi worked great and there are plenty of games to entertain yourself
great house with lots of room for an extended family to spread out
absolutely fantastic home spacious roomy clean comfortable house with beautiful views of the lake
we particularly loved the underfloor heating and power showers
house was very clean
key holder martina was very helpful
thanks norma and martina for your kind hospitality
loved our month stay here the owner was in regular contact ensuring everything was ok
norma and martina are very nice and attentive to any needs
friendly donkeys in the next property that wait for your arrival for some fresh carrots
perfect location for touring the surrounding areas not too far from anywhere
garden and location were amazing very quiet and beautiful
we will definitely return the house and the location of it made the holiday so special
we took a couple of day trips too as they location is a perfect base
we found it to be a great central point for touring from donegal to the connemara
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9. Moy Fishing Chalet, Ballina (from USD 75)

Enjoy a memorable fishing holiday in Ireland while staying in this bright and spacious chalet tucked away in a tranquil setting along the scenic Atlantic Way. It’s a pet-friendly cabin and ensures guests have a great stay by offering free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking.

The chalet has a lovely balcony where you can relax while admiring the stunning lake and mountain views. You can try catching salmon at River Moy, which is only a few steps away.

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County Mayo, Ireland
59 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire chalet 5 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice relaxing upstairs space in the apartment
clean and well decorated
the accommodation was very clean and well presented with some nice touches
the chalet has everything (except kitchen but that's on the description) one might need and was well cleaned
hosts were very welcoming and made me feel at home
the hosts were friendly and gave great local recommendations
fiona was so lovely and helpful
lovely big garden is very pet friendly and also child friendly
fiona was quick to respond to my queries during reservation and very helpful
quite location but very close to ballina town and perfectly situated to explore north of mayo
great location very quiet setting yet close to ballina and local sites
really nice and beautiful place the location is perfect near to ballina
nice place to stay very peaceful location with privacy
situated just outside ballina this is an ideal place to stay for a small family
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10. Lough Mask Fishing Lodge, Connemara

Featuring six bedrooms and six bathrooms, Lough Mask Fishing Lodge is perfectly equipped to host up to twelve guests. There is even enough space for your furry friend.

If you want to eat fresh fish for lunch or dinner, pack your fishing gear and head to Lough Mask, which is only a few steps from the property. You can try your luck catching brown trout and salmon. This rental comes with a chest freezer where you can store your catch before cooking it.

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4 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 10 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
kathleen - great host great local knowledge and helpful
great spot and a great place to relax
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Spend your Irish vacation fishing

With plenty of beautiful lakes and scenic rivers spread all over the country, Ireland acts as a popular destination for anglers. Choose one of the above fishing lodges on this list and enjoy a memorable vacation full of great catches.

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