DAY 1 – ARRIVAL
Arrival at lunchtime at Shannon Airport, Mini-bus transfer to Killaloe where you will be ferried by cruiser to Bunglasha Lodge. With a ‘hot toddy’ on board the cruiser, arrive at the Lodge to a true Irish welcome. Take time to settle in, absorb the warmth and comfort of your luxurious surroundings, with Guinness or Whiskey at the bar, where the drinks are complimentary. Enjoy a log & turf fire which greets you on arrival, and tuck into Killaloe tea and scones.
Angling experts have described the water of Lough Derg as ‘exceedingly rich’. The largest Pike ever recorded anywhere in the World, weighing 94 lbs, was captured here in 1892, off the shores of Holy Island within view of Bunglasha Lodge. It was 6 feet long and stories told tell us that it fed a local family for a week.
Fishing can begin when you arrive, either from the shore or on one of our many boats which will be ready for you. If you would like some expert ghillie advice just let us know in advance and we will arrange that also.
Traditional Irish Dinner will be served that evening by our House Chef, a choice of Dinner can be pre-selected. Pre-dinner drinks may be served on the terraces overlooking Lough Derg, and on exceptionally fine evenings, dinner outside. Enjoy a pint of Guinness from our well stocked Bar, or perhaps an Irish Whiskey or two before retiring to bed.
Full Irish Breakfast, prepared by our Chef, served to you at pre-arranged time, in preparation for a fine day’s fishing in one of the local lakes.
Mini-bus transfer from Bunglasha to Lough Bridget – 50 acres in size and is only one of a string of lakes which embrace the countryside of East Clare. This lake is particularly good fishing for Tench and there are good shoals of Rudd with some at 2 ½ lbs. It also holds good stocks of Bream, Pike & Perch. Fishing stands available and boats provided, it is your choice. Very good general coarse fishing using all methods and baits.
Packed Lunch will be provided so, you can have an uninterrupted day of fishing. If you prefer to visit Lough Graney, Doon Lake or any other lake and numerous rivers in this area just let us know and we will take you there.
After fishing, enjoy the atmosphere of one of our local traditional Irish Pubs and visit Teach Ui Bhriain at Tuamgraney for dinner, renowned for its delicious Steaks. Meet the locals and enjoy the music and craic for the evening, and discuss best fishing locations. Return to Bunglasha Lodge by Mini-bus.
The Chef at Bunglasha once again starts your day, Continental or Irish Breakfast on request.
Anglers seeking the perfect mixed fishery will be naturally drawn to Lough Derg. An extremely rich water it contains most coarse fish species together with Brown Trout. Lough Derg is a large lake but very safe for boat fishers with its proliferation of islands and natural bays. Take the boats and start another memorable day of your fishing break. No Fishing Licence required. Packed Lunch provided. Just let us know your expected return time and Dinner will be served at Bunglasha House. Guests may wish to have our Chef cook their catch for Dinner, which will be served to you on the terraces or down at Lough Derg. The choice is yours.
Enjoy a trip to Carrigaholt Sea Angling Centre, Co. Clare. Where the Shannon River meets the great Atlantic Ocean are some of the best fishing grounds in Ireland and a day’s fishing from the Clare Dragoon will be a day you will remember. Surrounded by beautiful views of Loop Head, the West coast of Clare and the Kerry Mountains, you can expect your catch to include whitefish like Cod, Pollock, Ling, Haddock and Whiting. Mackerel are in plentiful supply also. Your Skipper will give you all the help and advice you require and can supply you with rods, bait and tackle.
Return to base that evening to a delicious traditional evening meal in Bunglasha Lodge.
You can experience any of the following excellent locations for Angling in close proximity to Bunglasha Lodge.
Kilgory Lake, Lough Bridget, Clondanagh Lake, Scariff/Tuamgraney Pier, Killaloe/Two Mile Gate, or Doon Lake and also numerous rivers in this tranquil corner of Ireland which is renowned for its excellent fishing. There is easy access and in most places fishing stands are provided. If you wish to take a boat to any of these lakes just let us know and we will arrange it for you.
You may prefer to visit one of the many well stocked Fisheries in the Mid-West Region, which are all very convenient to Bunglasha House.
DAY 6 – DEPARTURE
Breakfast is served from our extensive Menu, followed by a peaceful walk through the Woodlands surrounding Bunglasha, overlooking the Lake. Take a shopping trip to Ennis or visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park en-route to Shannon Airport (depending on flight time). It is your party, you may vary the events as you choose and Teresa Browne will be pleased to create your events package within the framework above, and make suggestions as to how to get the best out of your stay with us. We are flexible with this itinerary, so please let us know your requirements and we will plan accordingly.
If you wish to go fishing again today, that is your choice, we will arrange it. Numerous lakes adjacent to Bunglasha House and many options available to you, when you stay with us. This is a ‘Fisherman’s Dream Holiday Destination’ so just contact us and we will do the rest.
You may vary the event as you choose, and Teresa Browne will be pleased to create your events package within the framework above, and make suggestions as to how to get the best out of your stay with us. We are flexible with this itinerary, so please let us know your requirements and we will plan accordingly. 3 day fishing packages can also be arranged.
6 Day Corporate Fishing Package is based on 8 people sharing Bunglasha Lodge with 6 nights accommodation. All costs included, from arrival at Shannon International Airport until departure.
The Bar at Bunglasha Lodge is, like the fishing lakes, well stocked and complimentary/free.