There are three lakes in Killarney, known as Lough Leane,Muckross Lake and the Upper Lake, and each lake provides excellent opportunities for fishing. Killarney and the surrounding district have 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 DuckFlies.
The lakes contain fourteen species of fish, including the Charr, a species of 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 also. The best of the Salmon fishing usually takes place from the end of July right through to September.
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 also find some wonderful wild Brown Trout fishing in the magnificent Gapof Dunloe/ Black Valley region. This area offers an abundant of small lakes and streams to fishermen. Especially for the dedicated Fly Angier, you will have great fun with Small Brownies.
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