Photos and Testimonials

A fishermans heaven
"We looked at each other in disbelief. In our first drift we had caught two sea trout and roughly 20 brownies! We hit fish nearly every second cast, ranging from six to 15 inches. We ended the day with seven sea trout."
John Buckley from "Irish Angler"

Wild and beautiful area.
"At the beginning of the twenty first century, it is nice to know that this area in Kerry, Ireland is still home to the Gaelic language, the salmon and the sea trout, the woodcock and the snipe. The Owenmore has much to offer the angler who appreciates a wild and beautiful country."
Peter O'Reilly from "Rivers of Ireland"

My experience on Owenmore Fisheries - A Pictorial Jewel
"The Owenmore Fisheries is surely one of the most picturesque fishing locations in Ireland set against the backdrop of the Conor Pass and the duo of Brandon Peak and the majestic Mount Brandon. On a lovely early July day, I had the pleasure of getting acquainted with this river system in the company of Frank Maunsell, the fisheries manager. Frank advised me on fly selection which included the old reliables of the Teal Blue and Silver, the March Brown and the Bibio. We started at the Bridge Pools at Cloghane where we hooked several small sea trout up to 3/4 lb. Frank generously shared his vast knowledge of the river by showing me the key lies. Before we headed up river, one of the best anglers on the system, Ross, stopped by to say hello and get an update on the fishing. He even offered me some flies for fresh sea trout which actually worked later on in the day. As we walked up river, some of the pools required roll casting which I must admit had been a weak point of mine. After a few casts and some inspired advice from Frank, I was casting like a pro and was rewarded with a few lively sea trout. As we headed further up river, the Owenmore valley opened up in all its splendour. We fished the magnificent Liontra pool which looked perfect but unfortunately the wily sea trout did not oblige, unlike their brown trout cousins who threw themselves at our flies at regular intervals. Throughout the course of the day Frank regaled me with several piscine and canine stories. One of the best and often overlooked benefits of fly fishing is being out in nature in the company of fellow anglers who share the same passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors. The Owenmore Fisheries offers excellent sea trout fishing in a wonderful location."
Andy Fogarty

28th May 2024
After 3 weeks of fine weather we finally have a flood on the river. At the moment the water is too coloured for fishing but it should clear in the evening and hopefully this will start our run of fish. There are plenty of seatrout in the Estuary and I also saw a few salmon jumping.