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Where to fish

Irish rivers have healthy runs of salmon and sea trout and conservation measures which were recently introduced will ensure these stocks continue to flourish. Rivers such as the Munster Blackwater, Laune, Erriff, Moy, Drowes and Finn provide very good salmon fishing for both visiting and indigenous anglers. Sea trout fishing has seen an improvement in recent years, particularly on rivers and lakes such as the Ballynahinch system including Lough Inagh, the Moy and Erne Estuaries, the River Bandon and Lough Currane.

We have put together a selection of the very best fishing locations around the country, including the nearest towns and villages where you can find all you need to make your stay even more enjoyable. We have included lists of local tackle and bait suppliers as well as listings of ghillies and guides so you can plan your visit from start to finish before you even start packing.


Salmon fishing opens on January 1 on a handful of rivers and after that the remainder of rivers open on various dates in February, March, April and May. The majority of rivers close on September 30th but some rivers remain open for sea trout fishing to October 12. To see the opening and closing dates for individual rivers please follow the links below.

Principal Irish salmon rivers and fisheries

East & South East

South west & Shannon

West - Galway

West - Ballina

North west


River Boyne

River Castletown

River Fane

South east

River Slaney

River Nore

River Suir


River Blackwater

River Lee

River Bandon

River Arigideen

River Ilen

River Coomhola

River Glengarriff


River Sheen

River Croanshaugh / Glenmore

River Roughty

River Blackwater

Waterville Lakes and River Inny

Caragh Lakes and System

Laune, Flesk and Killarney Lakes

River Maine


River Feale

Mulcair River



Ballinakill District

River Erriff



Owenwee River

The Delphi Fishery


Dawros and Kylemore


Connemara District

Ballynahinch and Lough Inagh

Screebe Fishery

Costello & Fermoyle Fishery

Galway District

Lough Corrib

Galway Fishery

River Moy

Lough Conn and Cullin

Carrowmore Lake and Owenmore River

Owenduff River

Glenamoy River


Lough Beltra and Newport River

Ballisodare River

Easkey River

Glencar Lake and Drumcliff River

Lough Gill and Bonet River




Erne Estuary







Clady and Crolly

Lackagh & Lough Beagh

Crana and Fullerton