Fishing at The K Club is sure to delight all enthusiats, from the complete beginner to the seasoned pro! With a plentiful population of Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout, fly fishing is an extremley popular pursuit on the resort!
We also large enjoy a healthy population of Carp, Bream, Roach, Rudd and Tench in many of the lakes that will provide excellent sport for the coarse angler.
All fishing takes place on the bank of the lake which is easily accessible. During your session, expert Ghillies, (fishing guides) will transport you out to the bankside and will instruct and assist any novices in the art of fly casting. Many complete beginners have successfully caught plenty of the beautiful trout in our lake! In line with modern fishing ethics, fish are returned alive to the water, unless the guests specifically request otherwise. By request, your catch can be brought to the kitchen and cooked to your requirements should you wish.
All equipment and clothing is supplied as part of the package. Anglers are more than welcome to bring and use their own equipment also.
The spinning gear consists of various types of rods from five foot to nine foot in length with fixed spool spinning reel, fluorocarbon and monofilament lines of various breaking strains to suit conditions on the day and an array of colorful artificial baits. The fly fishing equipment consists of rods from nine foot to ten foot in length with four to six inch light reels, loaded with floating or sinking flylines, monofilament and fluorocarbon leaders and an array of different artificial flies to imitate the natural insects that the fish are feeding on, on the day.
Traditional flies with such curious names as, Dark Olive, Green Olive, March Brown, Hare’s Ear, Iron Blue Dun, Grey Flag, Brown Sedge, Bloody Butcher, Connemara Black, Daddy Longlegs etc., are used, along with the most modern of patterns, all hand-crafted by our ghillies, using traditional and modern materials. All Ghillies, carry a net and will net the fish for the guest, remove the hook and return it safely to the water.
River Liffey – one mile both banks.
The River Liffey has a large natural stock of wild Pike, up to twenty pounds, Perch up to two pounds and some Brown Trout up to seven pounds in weight. Spinning with artificial baits is the most successful method to capture these prizewinners! Fly fishing can be successful too, but is currently suited only to competent, experienced fly anglers.
The lakes on the golf courses at The K Club are stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Pike, and many species of coarse fish, including large Carp and Tench. Fishing on the Trout lakes is by fly fishing only. All legal methods are allowed for the pursuit of Pike and the many other species of coarse fish on our lakes.
The Rainbow Trout average weight is three pounds with many well over five pounds. The largest caught thus far in 2017 was ten pounds weight!
The Brown Trout average weight is 2lb, but all the ponds have leviathans up to twelve pounds weight. One lake has been stocked with six specimens between sixteen and twenty-three pounds, providing a superb challenge for the most discerning of anglers.
Pike Fishing is available in three lakes. The average weight is around eight pounds. A French visitor had one superb day’s fishing recently with three pike of sixteen, eighteen and twenty-three pounds, all by fly fishing.
Fishing is by fly, spinning or dead-baiting only. At least one day’s notice is required for dead-baiting, in order to procure bait.
|Seasons||Dates for Lakes Fishing|
|Brown Trout||March 1st to September 30th|
|Pike||All year round|
Coarse fishing is available from the bankside of practically all the lakes on one of our golf courses, for Carp, Bream, Roach, Tench, Rudd, Hybrids and Eels, all to specimen weight. These fish are rarely fished for and have the potential to offer the experienced coarse angler the fishing experience of a lifetime. Fishing swims for these anglers can be prepared and pre-baited once adequate notice, (one week), is given.
Our team also provide great sport for children in float fishing, (bobber fishing). Notice for this type of fishing is not required.
Fishing – All legitimate methods apply
Season – All year round.
The River is Spinning or Fly fishing. Fly fishing only suitable for experienced fly casters.
Lakes are Fly Fishing Only