A family run select accomodation set on the beautiful shores of Lough Corrib, in the west of Ireland.
Portarra Lodge is a complete 'Angling Centre' as it has the facilities to cater for the fresh-water angler, both game (trout & salmon) and pike. It is only 100 meters from the lough and has it's own private shoreline and boat pier. A modern building, set in woodlands, with an avenue of 400 meters, the Lodge gives one that 'getting away from it all' feeling. The bedrooms are all en-suite (T.V. & telephone) and as with the spacious lounge and dining area command a wonderful view of the lough and many of it's islands. Fishing rods etc. are available for hire as are local expert gillies. Fly-tying facilities and materials are available at the lodge to guests
(Trout & Salmon)
Lough Corrib is the largest and most famous "Wild Brown Trout" fishery in Europe and offers excellent game and angling from mid February to 1st October. The season starts with trolling baits and natural minnow (called the "brickeen"). Then the duckfly in March-April. Olives and Mayfly in May - mid June and Sedges and Grasshopper from then to the end of the season. Casting and wet fly (Duckfly, olives and sedges) take trout from 1lb to 2.5lb on average. Dapping the natural Mayfly and Grasshopper tend to yield larger fish. Salmon angling on the lough is at its's best from mid June to mid July.
(Roach, Bream, Rudd & Pike)
Moycullen has some fine coarse fishing lakes that hold plenty of Roach, Bream, Perch and Pike. Ballyquirke and Ross lakes are famous for their stocks of fish. Bait is available locally and the lakes are all within a radius of 4 miles from the Lodge. For the visitor wishing to take up the sport of angling, the proprietor - a keen, dedicated and experienced angler, will be available to give lessons and practical demonstrations in the various methods of Trout/Salmon angling.
1999 Services and Tariffs
Accomodation Rates for 1999:
- Bed & Breakfast lakeview room - £22.50
- Bed & Breakfast non lakeview room - £20.00
- Children under the age of 14, sharing with adults - 25% discount
- Children occupying seperate room - 20% discount
- Single room supplement - £10.00 pnpp
- Children under the age of 2 free
- Evening dinner - 4 course set menu - £17.50
- Main course only with tea & coffee - £10.00
- Childrens menu available
- Week-end (2 nights B&B and 1 dinner - 4 course) - £55 to £60
- 3 day stay with pack (3 nights B&B and 3 dinner - 4 course) - £106 to £111
- 7 day stay (7 nights B&B and 7 dinner - 4 course) - £236 - £252
- 7 day stay with pack lunch, boat & gillie - £455 to £470
- Fishermans package without gillie - £338 to £354
- Gillie/tuition including boat & engine - £50 per day (non res.£60)
- Higher prices apply to lakeview accomodation
Directions to Portarra Lodge
To reach us from Galway, you will need to follow directions from the city to Clifton along N59. Approximately 10km (6.25 miles) from Galway is the village of Moycullen. At the centre of Moycullen there is a cross roads, Spiddal to the left and Knockferry to the right. Turn right and follow the road for 4.5km (3 miles), to Hurney's Public House - 100m after Hurney's turn right and continue for 1km, the road has a lot of twists and turns but persist. We are on the left.
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