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The Kylemore Abbey fishery has a huge variety of fishing to offer, the fishery can challenge the most experienced fly fisherman, and yet also produce fish for the beginner.

The season starts on the 1st February and continues until the 30th September. A small number of spring fish run from the start of the season until the beggining of May, and the grilse, or summer fish start to run on the first high high water after the middle of May.The grilse run lasts until early August, accompanied by seatrout from late June.In recent seasons a few large (10lb plus) fish have been seen and caught in September, enough to presume that these are a regular feature on the fishery.

Anglers fish through the beats on a half day rotational basis and the beat rota is made up with regard to the weather conditions at the time, with more lake fishing in low water and more river in high water.There is sufficient lake fishing and low water beats to take all the rods in the event of very low water.Generally rod numbers are limited to allow for this.The view of the management is to keep rod numbers low and provide a greater variety and flexibility within the fishery,and to allow anglers an amount of choice in where they would like to fish.Some of the greatest assets of this fishery are isolation and beauty,overcrowding is not a part of this.

With the Dawross river, which is five and a half miles long and the Castle, Middle, and Kylemore lakes this fishery has huge variety and a potential unrivalled by many fisheries. A personal service and attention to the angler along with some excellent fish combine to make a memorable fishing break, be it a "frostbite" trip for an early fish, or high summer fishing for grilse.