This is truly a formidable and beautiful lake. One of the deepest in Ireland, Doolough is 2km long, offers challenging long drifts close to the edge while overlooked by the tallest mountains in Connacht, the Mweelrea mountain range.
Here the angler truly has the feeling of a wild Irish Lough and a sense of isolation, fishing for salmon and sea trout while nesting peregrines display in the cliffs above.
Trolling is allowed on Doolough in the spring and the lake contains Ferox trout and even remnants of Arctic Char although very difficult to catch. There is a very well sheltered picturesque harbour where our boats are moored.
Shore fishing is very much an option here. There are long stretches of gravel with drop-offs to fish lies within easy reach of wading anglers.