Paul and Jo Strawson June 2000


Fishing at Kylemore.

Hidden away between the mountains of Connemara and the Atlantic ocean, the Kylemore Abbey fishery is a wild and beautiful place.The open panoramas of the lakes contrast with the intimacy of the river to give a variety of fishing combined with stunning scenery unrivalled anywhere in Ireland.

Salmon and seatrout run for a good proportion of the year to provide first class fishing on uncrowded waters.Although offering an excellent chance of a fish for most of the season, you will find the real meaning of "a fish is a bonus" at Kylemore. Kylemore Abbey Fishery consists of the Kylemore,Middle and Castle lakes,with five and a half miles of the Dawross river which enters the sea in Ballynakill bay.

The fishery has been in the care of the Benedictine sisters since they came to Kylemore Abbey in 1922.As it had lacked full time management for some Years, the sisters decided to entrust their waters to the charge of a group specially formed to restore and develop this wonderful system to the standard required by the discerning angler.





The salmon catch for 2000 was 174 salmon and 1050 seatrout,the biggest salmon was 13.5lb caught by Dennis Mc Murray on the boat pool.

Total rod days for the fishery 348,best single rod catch 29 fish to 10.5 lb.


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