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Escape from the hustle of modern life, come to M13708 with rod and reel and enjoy the experience of fishing on Lough Corrib, the West of Ireland's largest wild brown trout fishery. Fly fishing is the speciality of the house. Roy and Sorcha have been welcoming anglers and non-anglers to their home on the shores of the lake for many years. Relax in an area of peaceful, natural beauty with hedgerows of wild flowers and fuschias and superb lake and mountain views. Alternatively, enjoy some of the many activities on offer in the region including walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, archeology.
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Escape from the hustle of modern life, come to M13708 with rod and reel and enjoy the experience of fishing on Lough Corrib.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

We opened M13708 as a guesthouse in 1990. Prior to that, we had been operating a business, Gillie Angling, which arranged fishing holidays for clients throughout Ireland and, particularly, in the West of Ireland. This service was pre-Internet and we arranged travel from the UK (air or sea), accommodation, fishing and supplied on the spot contact/advice from our base at M13708. Clients would come to our location to fish and the idea grew that we might offer our own accommodation so we extended our house to allow for up to 10 guests, built a Rod Room (with rod racks, drying room etc.) and developed our own jetty and boat harbour with direct access to Lough Corrib.

2. What is your company's mission?

Our mission is to provide our guests with an overall enjoyable experience be it fishing or participating in other activities or just relaxing and discovering the area and meeting the Irish people.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Fly fishing for wild brown trout on lake(s).

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Roy and Sorcha Peirce, husband and wife team, are co-owners of M13708. Roy managed two salmon/sea-trout fisheries in the West of Ireland for 8 years; had several years working in sea-trout research; served as committee member/chairman of a number of fishing associations. He is an experienced fly fishing guide - has been fly fishing since he was a boy and has fished throughout the West of Ireland and beyond for brown trout, salmon and sea-trout and other species. Has also fished in the UK, Turks & Caicos Island, New Zealand and represented Ireland as member of Irish fly fishing team in Sweden. With Sorcha, founded Gillie Angling in 1986. Sorcha's experience includes the running of Gillie Angling, in particular, the administrative side of the business and has over 20 years experience of welcoming guests to M13708 and catering for anglers and other visitors. Interests include walking and wildflowers and Sorcha can advise guests on both subjects.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Accommodation and fishing package: 3 days B&B accommodation with 2 days fishing without guide. Everything is pre-arranged for the guest with advice on where to fish etc., access to the fishing on the doorstep, supply of boats/engines/gillie (guide), life jackets, equipment (if required) and packed lunches.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

We'll be back next year!". Many of our guests return to M13708 each year and some have been coming continuously for 10-20 years.

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West of Ireland fishing lodge specialising in fly fishing for wild brown trout. Boats, guides, tackle for hire.

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 1  Glyn Cooper Grasshopper Cottage 2007-06-29
Just a little note of thanks regarding our recent stay at Grasshopper Cottage, although the fishing wasn't at it's best we had a wonderful time, the ... view more hospitality we received from both yourself and Roy and also the locals at O Mallys was absolutely fantastic and what a view when we opened the curtains in the morning.

Hope to see you next year.

 2  Capt. Chuck Skinner Grasshopper Cottage 2007-05-02
In April-May 2006 we, my son Craig and I, spent 3 weeks at the Grasshopper Cottage, Corr na Móna and Ashford Castle, Cong.
While we spent most of our ... view more fishing time at Grasshopper, we spent a lot of our vacation at the Castle. An unbelievable experience, we learned the fabulous sport of Falconry and enjoyed the finest accommodations in the world. I have professionally fished all over the world and the Duckfly hatch I believe was just as productive as the later Mayfly hatch and provided good fishing earlier in our trip. Sorcha, the lady who owns and operates the Grasshopper Cottage, could not have provided more excellent food and hospitality for any price but was much more economical than the Castle, but don't get me wrong the Ashford Castle food and hospitality was not just First Class it was Super Class in every phase of the resort.
While driving in Ireland was a bit of a challenge it provided an entertaining experience of cattle and sheet herding to narrow roadways and fast moving vehicles.

 3  Glyn Davies Grasshopper Cottage 2007-05-02
Dear Roy and Sorcha,
Thank you for a wonderful stay in what I've come to regard over the years as my home from home! I can't tell you how much ... view more pleasure it gave me to be back on the Corrib again.

 4  Alice Sutherland Verified User Review 2007-03-22
Grasshopper Cottage is a great place to stay! Sorcha and Roy, the owners, offer good, organic food, carefully prepared and well presented. Their rooms are ... view more clean, bright and airy but most importantly they are warm and welcoming, provide an excellent service/good fishing in an area situated in one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland. We go there regularly and
are never disappointed.

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