There are three lakes in Killarney, known as Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and the Upper Lake. Killarney and the surrounding district has some of the best Salmon and Brown Trout waters in Ireland and is an ideal base for the fishing enthusiast.
Trolling for Salmon with either spoons or minnows is the most popular method used. Fly-fishing for Trout with wet flies is very effective but spinners can also be used.
The most popular flies are Black Zulu, Jungle Cock, Bog Fly, Alder and Duck Flies.
The lakes contain fourteen species of fish, including the Charr, a species od fish which usually occupies Sub-Artic lakes
Trout fishing on Killarney lakes is free and for a small licence fee you can hunt for the magnificent wild Atlantic Salmon.
On many of the nearby rivers and lakes for a small weekly or daily charge you can fish for Brown trout, Sea trout, Rainbow trout and Salmon.
You will find some wonderful wild Brown Trout fishing in the Gap of Dunloe/ Black Valley region. This area is full of small lakes and streams. Especially for the dedicated Fly Angier, you will have great fun with Small Brownies.
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