Portarra Lodge


Teach na Corra is built on the shores of Lough Corrib – one of the best game fisheries in the world. It is a vast lake of 44,000 acres and stretches some thirty five miles from Galway City  to Maam Bridge in Connemara. Lough Corrib flows into the Sea at Galway City and the Wild Atlantic Salmon have a free run into the lake

The season for brown trout on Lough Corrib opens on February 15th and trout are usually caught on fly from the very first day of the season. However, the best wetfly fishing is at the beginning of April, for about two weeks, and again during the Mayfly period, May 16th to 30th. Dapping the natural mayfly is very popular in late May / early June.

Lough Corrib is also ranked very highly for Pike fishing. In Fred Buller’s famous book “the doomsday book of mammoth pike” very many of the large specimen pike mentioned were taken from Lough Ccorrib. Anglers go on the trail of the trophy-pike from mid -July to mid-December. Other coarse fish in Lough Corrib include Bream, Roach, Perch, Rudd, Tench, Hybrids, Skimmers and Eels.

Because of its size and numerous underwater hazards it is very advisable to use a guide on your first few visits, until you feel comfortable and confident enough to rent a boat yourself. The use of a guide also has the benefit of getting you to the best and most productive fishing grounds straight away, hence making your day more productive and enjoyable

Our near neighbour, Mike Canney is an expert guide when it comes to exploring the waters of Lough Corrib and all it has to offer.