We caught 14 trout

My husband and I had never fly fished before, and when we bumped into Jonathan with a big salmon in Cong, we decided to try it. Scheduling was hard because he’s so busy, but he changed his schedule to accommodate us. He picked us up at our hotel in Clifden and we went to a nearby lake. The fishing was great fun, even in the rain. We caught 14 trout between us! Jonathan provided boots for us, and taught us the technique which we quickly learned. It was really quiet and peaceful on the lake. The entire experience is one of the highlights of our trip to Connemara. I can highly recommend Jonathan as a fishing guide.
We opted not to buy the salmon fishing license for 36 euros per person per day. That would have been fun too, but as beginners we were happy with catching the trouts! Igor – June 2022

“…cool guy and an amazing guide.”

Jonathan is a really cool guy and an amazing guide. I took a private fly fishing lesson with him and it was great. He offered me some options for places we could go beforehand so I think if you go with him he can really tailor the experience to what you are looking for. In terms of the fishing Jonathan really knows all there is to know and you can tell he‘s been fishing all the waters of Connemara for years. Even though we had very bad conditions in terms of weather I still managed to catch some smaller fish in the end thanks to his help. So I think if you go with him on a cloudier day you will definitely catch some nice fish. Would recommend Jonathan to everyone looking to fish in Connemara no matter their experience. Simon – June 2022

“…helped me improve my cast…”

Have been fishing with Jonathan a few times, an excellent guide and I recommend. He has helped me improve my cast and given insightful tips on choosing flies as well as the best areas to fish. You can’t go wrong. AJ – May 2022

“…we were both able to catch some trout.”

My Father & I had a wonderful morning learning to fly fish with Jonathan. He provided us with some technical practice before taking us down to a nearby lake which we had completely to ourselves (amazing scenery). With Jonathan’s help we were both able to catch some trout. 10/10 would recommend Jonathan to anyone looking for an authentic & fun fishing experience in Connemara! Rory May – 2022

“…attentive and charming instructor.”

John was a very attentive and charming instructor. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and as absolute beginners even caught a few fish. Thank you John for your patience and good fun. I would thoroughly recommend this as a Connemara holiday experience. Derek – August 2021