Newport House is a perfect base for a wide
range of outdoor persuits. It is situated overlooking the estuary of the
Newport River where
it flows into Clew Bay and is within easy reach of some of Ireland's most
beautiful lakes, mountains and coasts.
Newport House is famous as a fishing centre and holds the fishing rights
to the internationally renowned Newport
River (fly fishing only) with 8 miles of river (both banks)
and Lough Beltra West - 3 miles by 1 mile. The fishery holds a healthy
stock of Spring Salmon, Grilse and still
some Seatrout and all of our fish are wild. We do not
stock or ranch the system leaving it to nature to restock and catches
are consistent with a wild fishery. It is one of the few fisheries in
Ireland where Spring Salmon can be fished from a boat.
The spring fishing opens on the 20th of March and continues through June
when the Grilse (Summer Salmon) begin to show. There is often a run of
bigger fish at the end of the season in September.
The river has 24 named pools with well maintained stiles, bridges and
crossings making it easy to negotiate. It is fished from the bank so there
is no need for wading. The number of rods is strictly controlled to ensure
fishing privacy. A river Ghillie is usually available on request. A detailed
map of the system is available from the fishery manager.
The lough is situated 180 feet above sea level and is fished from a boat
with a Ghillie (guide) with up to two rods per boat. Fishing is from 10am
to 6pm and again is fly fishing only.
Usually a 10/11' salmon fly rod (weight 7/8) is used (we have a limited
number of rods for rent) with floating/sinking/sink tip lines depending
on the conditions. Flies tied by Peter O'Reilly are available at the House.
The classical range of flies are used including the Beltra Badger, Silver
Doctor, Hairy Mary, Lemon and Grey, various Shrimps among others.
A basket lunch is available and the hotel provides a drying room, freezing
facilities and smoking of your catch can be arranged.
Only 20 minutes drive from the House are the attractive Loughs
of Feeagh and Furnace (home of the Marine Institute of Ireland)
and the reputed Loughs Mask
and Corrib are within an hours drive. Fishing on the prolific
River Moy can be arranged.
Clew Bay is an important centre for Sea Angling
and this can be arranged be Newport from the Newport Quay as well as Westport
and Achill Island. Family outings also can be made amoung
the beautiful islands of Clew Bay.
Per Person Per Day
|River (optional) Ghillie Fee
Per Day for 2 Persons
|Easily fished from the banks - maps supplied
Lough Beltra West
|2 Rods - Boat & Engine (petrol)
|Ghillie (required) Fee
|Total 2 Rods
Salmon – 20 March to 30th September (catch & release for Spring Salmon applies for the period 20th March to 11th May 2012)
Sea Trout - Mid-June to 30 September (catch and release)
By Arrangement: Loughs Furnace & Feeagh, Loughs
Conn & Mask, River Moy
Guests €17 per person per day (optional)
Ghillie €17 per day (required)