Join Us in Connemara For
The Connemara Fly-Fishing Sampler
It is not uncommon for web site visitors to email us for assistance planning their angling trip to Connemara. So in 2013, we decided we would host a few seasonal trips designed to introduce fly anglers to fishing the region and its fisheries. Our first trip is scheduled for May 2013, details below:
8 days/7 nights | € 2,750 ($3,675 USD) All Inclusive
May 14 - 21, 2013
Join us for 8 days / 7 nights in Ireland’s amazing Connemara, where we will fly fish for native brown trout and atlantic salmon in the region’s fabled rivers and loughs. Guided by experienced local ghillies, and driven by chauffeur and minibus through the most rugged and beautiful landscapes in the west of Ireland, this is a special opportunity to sample the best angling in Connemara in the company of a small group of fellow fly fishers.
Our base with be the historic Anglers Return (www.anglersreturn.com) located on the east bank of the lower Ballynahinch River and across from the vast Roundstone Bog. Day trips will include fishing the many loughs and connecting rivers in Connemara and south Mayo, including a special day trip to Lough Mask (or Corrib) to fish the famous mayfly hatch. Our exact fishing itinerary will be determined upon arrival and based on current local conditions and fishing reports.
Evenings will feature dinners at some of the finest restaurants in Connemara, and an opportunity to enjoy evening sessions of traditional Irish music in local pubs. Special events will include an entomology and fly tying demonstration – and on-the-water Spey casting demonstrations/lessons.
Date: Tues. May 14 - Wed. May 21, 2013
Cost: € 2,750 ($3,650 USD) pps | Single supplement €385 ($475 USD) | All-Inclusive (except alcohol)
NOTE: All trips are priced in euros, to calculate exchange rate, click HERE >
What's Included in the trip:
Designed to cover nearly all expenses while our guests, trip includes:
8 days/7 nights accommodations
7 days fishing on the rivers, loughs of Connemara & south Co. Mayo (Optional free day for golf, hill walking, site seeing, sea fishing on Saturday)
All meals including glass of wine/Guinness with dinner
Ground transportation to/from Dublin
Ground transportation to all fisheries, restaurants and pubs
All Fishing guide fees and guide tips
All Fishery permits and related charges
21-day salmon and sea trout fishing license
What's not included in the trip:
Airfare to/from Dublin, Ireland
Person/travel trip insurance (recommended)
Personal items and gifts purchased during your trip
Rental car (but NOT necessary)
Alcoholic beverages Incidentals
Spaces are limited to 8-10 guests to insure personal attention and a manageable group size on the water. Our group will have exclusive use of the historic sporting lodge, The Anglers Return. The guest house comfortably accommodates 3 double rooms (2 people/couple), 1 treble room (2 people), 1 twin room (2 people) and a single (1 person). Private rooms are available, but require a single supplement of €385.
To inquire with questions or to reserve a space, all you have to do is E-MAIL US. Include in your email the name(s) of who will be attending the trip, your accommodation preferences and any other questions you might have. We will contact you by email with availability and arrange for payment of your deposit.
A deposit of €800 per person is required to hold your place and can be made when you make your reservation. Payment can be made by check or online with a credit card through PayPal. Upon making a reservation, we will invoice you and arrange your preferred payment method. Once we receive your deposit, a confirmation of your reservation will be emailed to you, along with an invoice for your remaining balance due.
Your remaining balance due (cost of the trip less deposit already made) must be paid in full 30 days prior to the start date. Cancellations made 60 days or more before trip's start date are fully refundable. Cancellations made 30-60 days prior to start date are refundable less your deposit of €800. Cancellations made less than 30 days before the trip start date are only refundable if we can fill your spot, less the deposit of €800. If you have to cancel, we will do everything we can to fill your place, but cannot guarantee it, therefore we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
Group size and accommodations are very limited, so please reserve your space early. A minimum number of 8 guests are required or we resevre the right to cancel or reschedule. In the unlikely event that the minimum participant requirement is not met causing cancellation, full refund of deposit and/or payment in full for the trip made to CIW will be made. NOTE: All trips are priced in euros, to calculate exchange rate, click HERE >
Non-fishing partners and/or spouses are welcome and encouraged to join us! The reduced fee for non-fishing companions is € 1,650. We recommend guests bringing non-fishing companions consider renting a car for non-fishing day trips and exploring, shopping and site seeing. Outings for non-fishing companions can also be arranged through our host, The Anglers Return.
About the Host:
The host of our fly fishing week is Lynn Hill at The Anglers Return – the beautiful, historic mid-1800s guesthouse overlooking the Ballynahinch river. The Anglers Return is the perfect place to call home during your week fishing. Awarded a "Bridgestone's 100 Best Places to Stay" in Ireland in 2012, you will find yourself feeling as though you have lived in this lovely old country house for years.
Hostess, Lynn Hill, who has run this guesthouse for over 40 years, looks after her guests very well, making sure they are happy and comfortable for their entire stay. Rooms are tastefully decorated with period antiques and the sitting room, with an open fire, is an enchanting place to relax during breaks or at the close of the day. The large, spacious dining room, with its high ceiling and wonderful decorations, is where we will gather each morning for your choice of breakfast options – including a full Irish breakfast.
During the week, you will sample some of Connemara's finest dining options. Each morning we will dine at The Anglers Return for a hearty Irish breakfast. Choose from organic cereals, egg dishes, homemade breads, scones, jellies and jams, or slow-cooked porridge (oatmeal) spiced with sun-dried raisins, cranberries and fresh cinnamon. Everything is sourced locally even the eggs which come from Anglers Return's very own hens. Herbs for teas are picked from Lynn's garden, and fresh fruit is served in season. Dinners will be served in some of Connemara's finest restaurants – some nights in the seaside villages of Roundstone or Clifden – or just down the road a few miles from The Anglers Return at the Ballynahinch Castle pub. Tea and snacks will be served during breaks. Lunches will be enjoyed at the various fisheries pubs or local village's cafes and pubs. All meals are included, with the exception of some alcoholic beverages. Evenings will include sampling local traditional music sessions.
The Anglers Return, a wonderful historic country house, offers five very comfortable, mid-sized bedrooms with one double room ensuite and four sharing two bathrooms with showers. Each room has its own washbasin and is outfitted with robes for the short dash across the hall to the bathrooms. They're all individually and tastefully decorated and furnished with traditional period antiques, very clean – and ultra-comfortable beds! Rooms options include doubles ideal for couples, and twin rooms ideally suited for two adults sharing. Single supplement is offered at an extra fee if you prefer a private room (inquire at time of reservation). All of the rooms are offered on a first come first serve basis, so reserve your space early. We will, of course, do our very best to accommodate you. For more information about The Anglers Return, the house, gardens and amenities, visit: www.AnglersReturn.com