Customer Reviews

What our fishing clients say

Go Fishing Ireland is always grateful to receive reviews and testimonials from our fishing adventures in Ireland. Here are some of the comments our customers have publicly posted in recent months.

Beautiful wild Irish brown trout
Beautiful wild Irish brown trout – March 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Thank you so much to Chris who lead us on an extremely enjoyable day out fishing on the lake.
Chris was a very professional and competent guide and an absolute gentleman. From the get go he knew exactly what he was doing and where to find the fish. He taught us different methods and how to be an effective angler. We caught 3 different species and the rods were bending all day. If the fish are there, Chris will find them, and if they are biting you will be catching fish. I strongly recommend Chris’s experience and services to anyone from beginner to advanced angler, he really knows his stuff.

Stephen MolloyCo. Meath, August 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Had the opportunity to Fly fish with Chris while I visited Ireland. Had a great time and he taught me a lot of better techniques on the different ways to catch. Highly recommend!

Bernice Silva – USA, May 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Myself and my daughter had a great day out with Chris ,it was her first time fishing and she really enjoyed herself catching a lot of different fish ,will definitely be booking another day out again.

Adrian McGovern – Dublin, June 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chris is an absolute gent and was great with the kids. Have been out twice with him for a days worth of fishing, and the kids had a ball. They learnt so much, and so did I! Will be out with Chris again in the near future

Shane Burke – Co. Meath, November 2022

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A really enjoyable day spent out in nature. It was my first time fishing and I got to learn the basic techniques and hear about the amazing hidden lives of the different fish in Lough Ramor . Thanks to Chris for sharing his deep knowledge of fish and our responsibility to them and their environment – a great day well spent 👍

Artist Michelle Boyle with her first ever fish!

Michelle Boyle – Co. CavanFeb 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Excellent day of fishing with Chris. Boat and engine were in excellent condition, gear was all top stuff and the advice on how to improve catch rate was expertly delivered. Whether you’re looking for a fun day out to improve you’re fishing skills, Chris will provide you with excellent value for money.

Craig Colley – DublinFeb 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Had a great fishing experience with Chris! He found the best places to fish. Accessible for elderly, with nice surroundings. And fishing from the traditional boat was a great success. With 2 nice size Pikes as result! Loved it! Chris was open to all questions and fixing all problems along the way. Super

Marlinde Nieland – The Netherlands – May 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Offered a day of fishing to my father and he had his best fishing experience ever! I went with them and actually enjoyed the day as much as my father (even more since I caught the biggest pike of the day ahah).

Although I am not crazy about fishing myself, Chris really passed on his passion. He is a brilliant teacher, I learned so many things about fishing but also the lake and environment we were in.
You can’t go wrong if you are looking to spend a day or more fishing with Chris!

Kévin MenielFrance – May 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chris was an amazing guide!! Can’t recommend learning to fly-cast with him enough. After an hour or so of instruction, I was confident enough to begin casting from the boat and ended up hooking my first fish by the end of the day. Great instructor and great guy to spend a day fishing with!

Balthazar MerrinNew York, July 2023

I met Chris Barry after I had been gifted a voucher for Go Fishing Ireland. He is based near Navan, and the waters of the River Boyne. I chose to have a fly casting session as an improver. Chris is a great guy, relaxed, knowledgeable and of course very patient! He assessed my skills, and tailored the session accordingly. I left feeling I had learned a great deal more than I had expected to. The entire process was productive, supportive and most enjoyable. I heartily recommend him to you.

David WalkerDublin, May 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chris was amazing, conscientious, very generous and knowledgeable. Plus he is great with kids! Can’t recommend him enough!

Maurice PiteskyCalifornia, July 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Excellent experience out with Chris from Go Fishing Ireland. Took out myself and the 7 and 12 year old. Learned all the basics while keeping it fun for the kids. From smaller fish caught on the bank to larger fish caught in the boat. Would highly recommend.

Irish pike from a lough in County Cavan

Brian Cavanagh – Dublin – April 2023

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It was an unforgettable experience, I will repeat it very soon with my friends. The service is impeccable, Chris Barry provides the comfortable boat and his best fishing equipment (in addition to the life jacket, very important for safety) and offers his sympathy and his great fishing experience. Chris knows the lake like the back of his hand and knows how to best direct the fishing action taking into account the needs of the guest fisherman and his way of fishing, guiding him and teaching him the best techniques and rigs. In the day spent with him, even if the weather conditions and the season weren’t the best, I managed to catch eight splendid big pikes and many others attacked my lures. I think it’s impossible not to fish when fishing with Chris. Finally, the tradition that is on his boat was fantastic, a really nice idea. Greetings from Italy, see you soon!

Antonio Turco – RomeJune 2023