Take the N59 from Galway city out to Moycullen. Lough Corrib, the biggest fishing lake in Galway is to your north. Continue on to Oughterard where cruises on the Corrib out to Ashford Castle and to Inchagoill, a historical island on the Corrib, are available.
Continue on to Maam Cross and take the R336 to Maum to take in spectacular views of Lough Corrib. Take the same road back to Maam Cross and continue on the N59 to Recess, taking in the views of the many small lakes on the way.
When you come to Recess there are three popular fishing lakes, Lough Inagh, Ballynahinch Lake and Derryclare Lough. Ballynahinch Castle has beautiful grounds and is well worth a visit. Take the R341 out as far as the Anglers Return. Take the same road to return back to the N59 and continue on to Clifden
Total Distance: 101 km; 2 hours