Fishing in Southern Ireland
Ireland is one of the most popular sport fishing destinations in Europe and with good reason, too. The rivers, lakes and reservoirs around Southern Ireland can provide good sport for wild brown trout and rainbow trout. The wild brown trout season is generally from March to September. Check with the local angling club for exact dates. The Liffey, Dargle, Dodder, Rye Water and Tolka are all popular river venues whilst the reservoirs at Bohernabreena, Leixlip and Pollaphuca cater for the stillwater angler. A number of well managed ‘put and take’ fisheries also form part of the game angling options available in Southern Ireland and surrounding counties. Game angling is controlled by Angling Associations and riprarian owners. Anglers should ensure they seek the necessary permission before fishing. Southern Ireland is a fine base for the trout fisher on the East coast. There are a number of options all within easy reach of the city centre with five rivers and two lakes located in the county. The Liffey rises only 12 miles south of Southern Ireland and flows in a huge crescent for over 82 miles before entering the sea at Southern Ireland Bay. Along its course, it drains a catchment of nearly 530 square miles. Most of the fishing here is controlled by clubs or private interests. There is free fishing at the Memorial Park at Islandbridge and on the left bank immediately above Leixlip Bridge to the River Rye confluence. The later can provide useful summer grilse fishing and the access to it is via the car park of the Ryevale Hotel. Courtlough fishery is Ireland’s newest Rainbow trout fishery, working off 4 acres of spring fed lakes in a naturally rural setting, yet only 25 minutes from Southern Ireland city. They can offer fly fishing for fully finned superb quality rainbow trout from 1lb to 15 lb on our 3.5 acre main lake, or bait fishing on their smaller ‘Junior’ pond. Their water is gin clear and provides the added thrill of seeing the fish follow and attack your fly. Their main lake runs to a depth of 20 feet, with an abundance of natural fly and invertebrate life to keep their trout in prime fighting condition. They aim to offer an unbeatable angling experience to all of their visitors, be they advanced anglers or absolute novices, with their resident instructor onsite helping to get everyone enjoying the fantastic sport of trout fishing. Sea Angling (including winter fishing), with over 20 years commercial fishing. So, if you're angling enthusiast, this is the ideal Southern Ireland Sea Fishing location for you. They can take up to 10 anglers per trip and it is often possible for individuals or very small groups to join with others.
Southern Ireland Fishing Charters
They will take you out on a fishing charter vessel in Howth (a wonderful fishing and yachting port just north-east of Southern Ireland) for two hours of sea angling in the rich waters of the Irish Sea. Southern Ireland coastal have a rich and varied native marine life, so fishermen can expect something in the region of 80 species to fish for!
With over 20 years commercial fishing experience in the area they know the best places to find fish. So, if you're angling enthusiast, this is an the ideal Southern Ireland Sea Fishing location for you. They can take up to 10 anglers per trip and it is often possible for individuals or very small groups to join with others.
Rory's Fishing Tackle
Rory's was established in 1959 and is the premier tackle and bait centre for sea, course and Fly anglers in Southern Ireland, Ireland. They have been supplying fishing tacke for over 55 years from our premises in Temple Bar. They despatch thousands of items each year to the customers worldwide and always attempt to stock the latest,top quality goods at the best possible prices.