Lough Corrib is located in Galway, the west of Ireland. The River Corrib or Galway river connects the lake to the sea at Galway. It is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland and second largest on the island of Ireland (after Lough Neagh). It covers 176 km² and lies mostly in County Galway with a small area of its northeast corner in County Mayo.
The first canal on the island of Ireland was cut in the 12th century. Known as the Friar's Cut, it allowed boats to pass from Lough Corrib to the sea at Galway.
Lough Corrib was designated a Ramsar site on 16 June 1996. It has also been designated a Special Area of Conservation.
The fly collection in this section contains just some of the patterns that are succesful on Lough Corrib throughout the fishing year..We will be updating this section with more information on the lake and the flies used there as we go through the 2018 season.