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fishing in Killarney

Fishing in Killarney Ireland 

Trout Fishing & Salmon Fishing
trips on the Lakes of Killarney with
Anglers Paradise Fishing Guides
Fly Fishing Trips & Bait Fishing Trips
Rock, Pier, Shore & River Fishing
Day and nightime fishing adventures
Mike (The King) O'Brien
I.F.S.A. Fishing Instructor

Mike O'Brien
Farranfore
Killarney
Co Kerry
Ireland

353 (0)87 1229352
eMail: fishingrod@eircom.net
Eircode V93 A4W5

About Anglers Paradise Fishing Guides Killarney

My name is Mike O Brien from Anglers Paradise Fishing Guides in Killarney. We provide guided fishing trips in Killarney and the Munster area on lakes, rivers, piers and sea shore locations.
Being a fully qualified IFSA instructor I teach fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying, bait fishing and spinning, water craft and safety as well as fishing techniques suitable for all locations on the rivers and lakes of Killarney and the surrounding areas.

  • We supply rods, reels, high quality lines, and bait.

  • We provide fishing licenses, life jackets, rain wear.

  • Packed lunches.

  • We collect and drop off customers at the airport, train, bus or hotel.

  • Individuals and groups Fly Fishing trips.

  • Spinning, Pier Fishing, Rock Fishing and Beach Fishing trips.

  • Fishing in Killarney for Rainbow Trout, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Ferrock Trout

  • We also fish for Salmon, Perch, Pike, Tench, Eels, Bass, Pollock, Mullet, Crab, Garfish, Squid, Dabb, Soul and Sea Bream which are known locally as Conor Fish.

  • We can troll the Lakes of Killarney in my enviro-friendly boat.

lake-fishing-killarney Fly fishing on the Lakes of Killarney

My first introduction to fly fishing

My first introduction to fly fishing was as a young boy, I went fishing in the Roughty river, in my native Kenmare with an old man and family friend. He gave me his fly fishing rod and a few basic instructions and I was fly fishing just like that. But the surprise came after a few minutes when I got a violent pull that nearly swept the fishing rod out of my hand. The old man told me to put my rod on my left shoulder and walk up river. I did as he told me and I took the salmon through streams and strong currents lifting the line over bushes for about half a kilometer at least. At one stage I was certain that I had lost the salmon because I felt no pull on the line. I stopped where the riverbank was low and that is when the salmon started to fight. He jumped several feet in the air and I saw that I was on a salmon that to my inexperienced eye looked like a monster but was about 8 lbs when I weighed him. I played the salmon for about half an hour with the constant instructions of the old man. It was then that I realized that I never brought the net with me and it was way down the river where I got my first pull. I asked the old man to get the net for me but he said no. He said the next time I should have the net on my back and I would have it when I needed it. He got me to keep playing the fish and to bring him towards the bank where the water was low. When he got very tired, I was able to bring him on the the gravel bank and eventually well away from the river. This was my first salmon, caught on a Hairy Mary salmon fly. I was hooked for life and I can remember it in detail even to this day.

flyfishing-on-the-loune Fly fishing on the River Laune