Get information on the top angling locations in Ireland, from coarse to deep sea fishing. Ireland is blessed with majestic rivers and lakes and has a magnificent coastline for angling enthusiasts of all levels.
A revelation for the coarse angler seeking new and exciting waters – excellent local knowledge available. Cloontariff Lough: Good bank fishing; pike and perch Carrownamallagh Lough: Excellent bank fishing for pike & perch; easily accessible Curragh Lough: Best access. Stands erected. Excellent bream & quality pike fishing.
You can find yourself in complete solitude during the day, (often with a whole lake to yourself) and yet in the evenings, great night life is never far away. There’s something here for everyone, ranging from traditional Irish music, to hard rock, even tecno. The fishing also offers incredible variety, from some of the small river roach catches, to big weights of Bream in the beautiful rush lined lakes.
Welcome to an anglers paradise. Sligo boasts a maze of premium fishing rivers and lakes ranging in location from just outside Sligo City to the peripherals of the county. The waters of the county offer a vast array of fish from Cod to Conger, Tope to Turbot, Salmon, Pike, Trout and Coarse Fish.
Castlepark, Kinsale, Cork
Kinsale is a town that is steeped in history and one of the prettiest harbours in Europe. It is renowned for the number of variety of its restaurants and pubs. The narrow picturesque streets have colourful shop fronts, and attract visitors to browse through the many craft shops and hostelries that are clustered in the town centre. The Marina Centre is on the waterfont and the traditional stone character has been preserved in the recent renovations.
Running through the western end of the estate is the River Maine, a substantial river, a large part of which can be waded. Chest waders are recommended and a stout wading staff is needed. The river provides nearly 3 miles of unique angling in more attractive surroundings.
The Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny
The Discovery Park grounds are located around two rainbow trout angling lakes. The two man-made lakes were originally constructed by the Prior Wandesforde family as a centrepiece for the Demesne grounds. Having been drained in the past, the lakes are now fully re-instated with angling stands to allow full access to the water and a series of cascades link the lakes and channel the water back into the River Deen. The lower lake is reserved for fly fishing and the upper lake for bait fishing and both are regularly stocked with Rainbow Trout varying from 1 to 15 lbs (0.5 to 7 kilograms) in weight. Angling is year round.
ESB Hydro Group, Castleconnell, Limerick
Castleconnel has developed as a popular angling resort, which is unsurprising giving the catches enjoyed on this stretch of the Shannon. The world-renowned salmon fishery draws game anglers. Four of the eight beats are let by tender and four work on a day ticket basis. Each beat is limited to three rods a day. Boats give access to the large pools. In spring there is a good run of salmon, peaking in May-April and there is plenty of grilse peaking in June. Coarse angling can be enjoyed in the deeper water below the salmon beats, and the river yields good numbers of bream, tench, rudd, and roach