About us

Must go to

salt and freshwater fishing lodge



John and Lynn have been running Thatch Cottage as Ireland’s ‘must go to’ salt and freshwater fishing lodge for 15 years.

John has been guiding locally for many years after growing up trout and salmon fishing and then broadening his expertise to saltwater fishing, particularly bass. John is one of only a handful of guides who hold an Irish Tourist Board recognised Shore Angling Guiding Qualification. John also holds an Occupational First Aid Certificate, Survival at Sea Training card and a power boat handling certificate.








Thatch Cottage Fishing Lodge is located on scenic Ballinskelligs Bay with its numerous beautiful beaches and surrounded by spectacular mountains and unspoilt lakes and rivers. It is ideally situated for both salt and freshwater fishing.



The delicious home cooked meals are prepared from locally sourced top quality ingredients.

The lodge has a friendly, relaxing ‘home from home’ atmosphere. Comfortable rooms and a wood burning stove add to the ambience. Friendly banter around the dinner table ends your exciting successful days fishing.