The famous Lough Corrib, abundant with salmon and wild brown trout, is around 35 miles in length from Galway City to Maum, in County Galway. The salmon-fishing season opens on 1st February and the trout season on 15th February, and both end on 30th September.
There are numerous angling centres around the lake where visitors can find accommodation and hire boatmen, as well as obtaining all the necessary equipment. It is advisable for visitors who are new to the lake to use a guide due to its size and the numerous underwater hazards.
Access to the Upper Corrib is good, with numerous car parks, public quays and slipways. Amongst them are Derrymoyle, Oughterard Pier, Hackett's Pier, Birchall, Collinamuck, Knockferry, Rinnaknock, Greenfields, Derries, Golden Bay, Lisloughrey and Cornamona. Access to the Lower Corrib area is more limited and is easiest from Annaghdown Pier and the Streamers Quay in Galway.