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Golf & Fishing


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Clockwise from top left Coloured boats Lough Currane; Lough Currane, Waterville, Co Kerry; Connemara Golf Links; Aasleagh Falls, River Erriff, Co Galway.


Below: Sean MacManamon fishing at Killeen Castle.


Fishing in Ireland is a bit like a good golf course – a magical mix.


year because of the free rising nature of its salmon and the sheer variety of opportunities it offers to the beginner or experienced fly angler. Every season hundreds of occasional or novice anglers fulfil their dream of catching their first wild Alantic salmon on The Moy. The Moy Valley continues to attract many celebrities every season including some of golf’s all time greats, such as Tiger Woods, Nick Faldo and Mark O’Meara who have all successfully sampled the magic that is The Moy. A pleasant fifteen minute drive along the coast from


the estuary of the Moy into County Sligo is Enniscrone Golf Club’s Irish Championship course. The course offers panoramic views of Killala Bay and Bartra Island with Mount Nephin and the Ox Mountains forming the backdrop. North West of Enniscrone is the seaside village of Rosses Point. The spectacular scenery of mountain, ocean and countryside in which the County Sligo Golf Club is set is immortalised in the poetry of Nobel Prize winning writer William Butler Yeats Galway’s Connemara Golf Links is set between


the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens Mountain range and the rugged Atlantic Ocean. This championship course is a real challenge, from the opening dog leg hole through to the breathtaking back 9 which has been


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acknowledged as the “equal to any in the world”. Connemara attracts golfing anglers looking to fish on smaller, more intimate salmon rivers such as the River Erriff and the Bundorragha River in the Delphi Valley. The Delphi system also boasts three superb loughs where the age old (and easy to learn) wet fly technique is used from free drifting traditional boats to tempt salmon and sea trout in a setting that can only be described as breathtakingly beautiful. The renowned Links courses of Co. Kerry are only


a short drive from Ireland’s best sea trout lake – Lough Currane in County Kerry. The dedicated and professional network of local fishing guides take great pride in introducing beginners to the joys of trout fishing in that typically Irish laid back way that guarantees a memorable day. Fishing in Ireland is a bit like a good golf course –


a magical mix, sometimes demanding, endlessly interesting and absorbing, but at whatever level always fun. As the renowned Irish fishing guide, Sean McManamon, recalls his friend Mark O’Meara saying “If I was going to live anywhere in Ireland then it would have to be in the West, for the super quality of the fishing throughout the year”.


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