Just two miles west from Spiddal and taking a right turn at the pub Ti Chualain, you travel up for about 2 miles along a road that is of mixed quality, starting of tarred but after the last house becoming a road/track used for working on the bog. A stream from Lough Nuala makes it way to the sea and is along side the roadway. The track takes one all the way to the lough and there is a turning point just yards from the lough. Two boats( 18ft fibreglass) are moored at the lough shore. This is a relatively safe lough for boating on and one can use a small outboard motor or electric engine to make one’s way around it. There are a number of islands, none of any size but are areas that attract the small wild brown trout. It is a large lough and will take you the day fishing all around it. Methods of fishing are fly fishing or bubble and fly for those not yet into using the fly rod. Flies that are successful are size 12-14 and any fly that is coloured brown/claret and black with red such as Bibio, Claret and Mallart, Black Pennel and off course the Green Peter is a great fly to have on at any time. Towards the end of the fishing season, the Daddy Long Legs is a good fly.
The open season for trout is 15th February to 30th September and no state licence is required only a day permit available from Brian. Life jackets must be worn and can be obtained also from Brian if you do not have your own.