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Fishing

Fishing Season: 17th January – 30th September

Waterville’s Lough Currane is world renowned for the quality of its Salmon and Sea trout fishing. Lough Currane is a short distance from the sea and is separated from it by a small river. It has a beautiful backdrop of mountains and spruce forests. Big spring salmon and vast numbers of sea trout have to travel only 500 yards through the river to reach the lough. Fly fishing is the norm and some trolling for early season sport is carried out on the lough. Ghillies will hold the boat close to underwater rocks, islands and headlands, while anglers fly fish.

SALMON FISHING
The main Spring salmon run is from January to May. Average weight 10lbs. A 12ft to 15ft. double handed fly rod is recommended. Popular patterns are Hairy Mary, Thunder and Lightening, Munro Killer, Black Doctor, Blue Charm, in sizes 6,8 and 10. The main gristle run is from May to September. Average weight is 5lbs, and lighter tackle than that used for the Spring is recommended.

SEA – TROUT FISHING The sea trout fishing begins in mid-May. Average weight 2-2 ½ lbs. From July onwards Finnock (known locally as ‘juniors’) can also be caught. Average weight 1-1 ½ lbs. A single handed 10ft-11ft rod is recommended and popular patterns are Bibio, Black Pennell, Claret Bumble, Connemara Black, Fiery Brown and Watson’s Fancy in sizes 8,10,12, and 14.

THE INNY RIVER in the Waterville catchment area is generally spate rivers so fishing is best arranged during your holiday and would also depend on conditions at the time. The catchment is a long narrow mountain valley of some 47 square miles. The fishing which can be excellent is usually confined to about 8 hours following a spate. Deep-sea angling is also available.

Boats are available for hire, as well as Ghillies with their own boats. Ghillies may be hired on a daily basis. All are experienced and as well as being able to create an interesting day’s fishing, they can also provide boats and engines and tackle if required. Guests of the Butler Arms Hotel may book Ghillies at the hotel reception desk, but prior notice is advisable. Picnic baskets and drying room facilities also available.

Offers

Skellig Six18 Gin and Valentia Island Vermouth experience

Enjoy a 2-night stay in one of the luxury seafront rooms with a delicious 4-course dinner in Charlies Restaurant where the focus is on in-season and locally sourced produce. This offer includes daily Breakfast overlooking the Ocean.

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Paddle & Pint

Explore the beautiful Lough Currane by kayak or stand-up paddle board with the Sea Synergy guides. Take the time to discover this wonderful lake, its nature, myths, legends, and history, while enjoying unique views of the local landscape and paddling down Ireland’s shortest river! Then head to McGill’s brewery, the first microbrewery on the Iveragh peninsula, for your tasting tour where you will try their tasty hand-crafted beers and learn about the local heroes, culture and history that inspired them all.

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Waterville Golf Links Stay

Check into Butler Arms Hotel and enjoy the best of what we have to offer with our Play & Stay Package.

Included is a luxury 1-night stay with a Full Irish Breakfast and one round of golf per person in Waterville Golf Links, one of Ireland’s top-ranked golf courses

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Winter Sale – Save 20%

Put the Wild back into the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy 20% off Bed & Breakfast Rates.

Winter is the perfect chance to discover all that the Kerry coastline has to offer, from hikes and horse riding, to cycling and unbeatable sunsets. We will even include a complimentary Winter Warmer Cocktail to enjoy in our cosy lounge bar.

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Stay & Dine in Charlie’s

Experience a stay at Butler Arms Hotel with the best of what we have to offer with our spectacular Dine and Stay package.
Enjoy a stay in one of our spacious and super comfy
 bedrooms and dinner in Charlie's restaurant. The next morning wake up to a delicious breakfast.

 

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Bed & Breakfast

This Offer is exclusive to you.
Experience a stay at Butler Arms Hotel, right across from the beach in Ballinskelligs Bay and enjoy our comfy bedrooms with a delicious Irish
 breakfast served in Charlie's restaurant. Nothing beats Atlantic Ocean views!

 

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