Lough Nualla is situated about 2 miles to the west of Spiddal. At the pub/B&B Tigh Chulainn, take a right hand turn either before or after it and proceed along the road which leads directly up to the lough after about 1-2 miles. There is a turning point at the end of the road which is quite close to the lough. The road starts off well but after you pass the last house it deteriates and one should take it easy as there are a number of potholes!
At the lough, there is good bank access all around the sides and because of its size will provide you with a full day’s fishing.
There is a large stock of small wild brown trout and the lough is excellent for the fly fisher or the beginner as there is always the possibility of catching a trout. Because of the large stock of fish there is no difficulty in taking home some for the pot as these trout are very tasty for the breakfast.
The best flies are usually black and red(claret/butcher/pennel/) and size 12-14. later in the season from August / September, daddy long legs can be good.
This lough is suitable for beginners and if new to fly fishing, the alternative of casting a bubble and fly can be used to good effect.
Fishing is normally from 9.30a.m. to 5.00p.m but evening fishing can also be provided.
At a cost of €10 per angler per day, this is very reasonable access to lively sport in beautiful countryside.