Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre
Phone: (353) 23 8836400
Fax: (353) 23 8835404
Skibbereen Road, Clonakilty, IE
- Phone: (353) 23 8836400
- Fax: (353) 23 8835404
Lough Leane, Middle Lake, and Upper Lake all offer excellent salmon and brown trout fishing. Trolling for salmon with spoons or minnows is the most popular method. Fly-fishing for trout with wet flies is common, but spinners can be used as well. There is no course fishing in this district. Rods and tackle can be hired for (EUR8.88) per day. A 21-day Salmon license, which covers all of Ireland, is (EUR12.70), a daily license is (EUR 3.81). Daily licenses are required for trout. Gillie and boat for up to 4 people: (EUR126.97) per day.
Kilcolman offers a private fishery of one and a half miles on the Bandon river within the estate, with a further three miles upstream. There are ten salmon pools too; there's a "fly only" policy in operation for that species. In addition, there are large stocks of brown trout. The season begins on March 1st and finishes on September 30th; accommodation is available on the estate, self-catering or bed and breakfast. For those of the party not inclined to fishing, there is a wealth of other outdoor activities available in the vicinity. It is open from March to September.
The setting is the beautifully restored Russagh Mill, just 3km from Skibbereen; from where you'll be able to organize all your water based activities. Whether you're a novice or more experienced diver, snorkeller or kayaker, there's a range of events to suit your level. The staff are professionally qualified and take the time to discuss your personal needs. All the relevant equipment is available for hire.
Kinsale is an exceptionally picturesque small town with an interesting history. The defeat of the Irish forces and their Spanish allies in the Battle of Kinsale in 1601 signified the end of Ireland's old Gaelic order. An important naval base in the 17th and 18th centuries, Kinsale is today a popular yachting centre and is host to a number of international sailing events throughout the year. It is also famous for the quality of the cuisine and holds an annual International Gourmet Festival, which attracts food lovers from all over. Visit Desmond Castle, which was built around 1500. It is known locally as the "French Prison". Also visit the Old Courthouse, now the regional museum, which has a toll board listing the local taxes in 1788.
The Kinsale Yacht Club is a trendy club in the picturesque town of Kinsale. Regular club members frequent the place on weekends and in summers. However the club allows visitors and tourists to use all its facilities like the restaurant, bar and the sailing equipment as well. It organizes boat races quite often so if you are in Kinsale during any race, make sure that you watch it.