Fly Fish Ireland Pro Guiding provide fly fishing excursions from the individual angler to larger parties, fishing the Loughs of Ireland for wild Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon in beautiful surroundings.
Run by Davey Kidd, who is an experienced fishing guide and proud member of APGAII (Association of Professional Game Angling Instructors Ireland), a member of Patagonia Europe's Pro Team and has been fishing the Irish rivers and loughs since childhood.
Davey has fly fished throughout the world, namely New Zealand, British Columbia, South Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean for both fresh and salt water species. A qualified fly dressing instructor, Davey spends his spare time, when not fishing, tying and developing fly patterns and is always happy to share his proven patterns with his clients.
March - April
Fishing will primarily be wet fly until the first significant hatches which are chironimids or duckfly and buzzer as its known locally. The hatch commences around the third week of March and can provide the angler the opportunity to target free rising trout.
Recommended venues are Lough Corrib and Lough Sheelin.
April - May
Most of the Irish Loughs will now experience the first hatch of Lake Olives, followed by the famous Irish Mayfly. This is considered by many as the cream of trout fishing in Ireland and fantastic sport can be had. At this time of the year and into early June Spent Gnat fishing into darkness often produces specimen trout. This is specialised form of fly fishing targeting brown trout supping Mayfly lying spent in the surface film after depositing their eggs.
Recommended venues are Lough Erne, Lough Arrow and Lough Sheelin.
June - July
This is the time of year to fish early in the morning and late evening.
Early mornings from 4am are for the dedicated angler who wants to target shoals of trout supping caenis fly from the surface. The fishing is best during warm settled weather and requires a stealthy approach with light tackle.
Recommended venues are Lough Corrib, Lough Mask, Lough Ennell and Lough Sheelin.
Lough Erne also experiences a second Mayfly hatch at this time, which given favorable conditions can be significant and last for a protracted period.
Most Loughs will also experience significant hatches of buzzer and sedges with the best fishing experiences in the evenings.
August - October
Sedge fishing will continue to dominate at most venues but as the season progresses success can be achieved fishing wet fly in a traditional Lough style manner sometimes over deep water for trout feeding on Daphnia. Given suitable conditions this can be very exciting and productive sport. During this period the famous Sonnaghan trout of Lough Melvin can be targeted. Pound for pound the Sonnaghan is considered by many to be the hardest fighting trout of all.
Recommended venues are Lough Erne, Lough Sheelin, Lough Arrow, Lough Corrib and Lough Mask.