About us

large Irish pike from the lough 113cms - Go Fishing Ireland

Our Story

Go Fishing Ireland was founded by educational publisher, writer and passionate lifelong angler Chris Barry.

Chris has more than 40 years angling experience in Ireland and is accomplished in all the freshwater angling disciplines – Game, Pike and Coarse fishing. He is a qualified game angling instructor with A.P.G.A.I. Ireland and has caught many species of fish to specimen size.  

Wild Irish brown trout from the lough - Go Fishing Ireland

He has travelled the world extensively and fished in Canada, Venezuela, France, Spain, the Persian Gulf and Sri Lanka in search of more exotic species. But he knows that some of the world’s best fishing experiences are available right here in Ireland.

At Go Fishing Ireland we believe that fishing is about much more than simply catching fish. It’s the pursuit of adventure and, ultimately, happiness in the company of friends, old and new. It’s about a connection with our great Irish countryside and about learning respect for nature . In recent years, it has also become about protecting and caring for our waterways and the flora and fauna that thrive within.

Large pike from Lough Ree in Ireland

We believe in the importance of sharing our life’s experience and knowledge with others, especially the next generation of anglers.

If you want to learn more about fishing in Ireland, what to catch and where to go, then we’re here to help. We offer fly casting lessons and guided fishing trips in the boat. Why not join us and find out more about the fantastic sport of fishing.

” I’ve been fishing with Chris for over 10 years. Brilliant angler and passionate about our sport”

Damien Culliney, Pro Fishing Guide, Co. Clare

Navan, Co Meath