We are situated only minutes from Lough Corrib, the largest lake in The Republic, which provides wonderful fishing oppurtunities all year round. Popular methods include  fly, spinning, worm and shrimp.

Good river fishing is also nearby on the famous river Cong which runs quickly into Lough Corrib at Cong village. The village itself is a 2 kilometre drive from Villa Pio.

There is an excellent salmon run in April as well as June and early July. Great Brown Trout at the beginning of the season which tends to slow a little from mid-June into early July but begins again in earnest come mid-August.

The mayfly hatch, which occuers around 20th May, has been described as a real highpoint in the season and the mayfly fishing lasts for nearly a month

The lake is 65 square miles of water and anglers with little experience of the lake or even those wishing to built on their existing knowledge should enlist the help of a local ghillie. We can provide the services of the above to help guide you around the best fishing on the lough and river.

The fishing is free but a salmon licence is required.

Salmon Season February to End September.

Trout Season March to End September.

Pike Fishing year Round.


Holians can provide motor boats, fishing equipment and advice on the lake as well as information on buying fishing licences and hiring local ghillies.