Trout Fishing in the Eastern Region

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Eastern Regional Fisheries Board

TROUT CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

River Fane

Dundalk, Co. Louth & Inniskeen, Co Monaghan

This beautiful small to medium sized river has some fine trout fishing. It has hatches of large dark olives, iron blue duns, various sedges including the grey flag and black gnats. There are various angling associations on the river. A permit is required and these can be obtained in fishing tackle shops in Dundalk. Season: 1st March – 30th of September. Best Months: April to June and September. All legitimate angling methods allowed depending on the fishery rules.

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River Boyne and tributaries

Slane, Navan, Trim & Kells, Co. Meath

The River Boyne and its tributaries are some of the countries premium wild brown trout fishing rivers. There are many club fisheries on these rivers, which require a permit and are available from local tackle shops. Very good fishing with hatches of various types of olives, mayfly and sedges throughout the season. Season: 1st of March – 30th September. Some clubs have their own regulations on opening and closing dates. Best fishing is between April and the end of June and the month of September. Many fisheries are fly only and in some cases catch and release for all trout is mandatory.

More about the River Boyne (Oldbridge to Navan).

More about the River Boyne (Navan to Longwood).

Lough Lene

Collinstown, Fore, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath

This good sized lake fishery (1062 acres; 430 hectares) is managed by a local association. Day permits, season tickets and boat hire are available through Tommy Fagan at 00 353 (0)44 9661359. There is a good stock of wild brown as well as stock brown and triploid rainbow trout. Great hatches of duckfly, mayfly, and various sedges including green peter and murrough. Season: 1st of March – 30th of September and the best times are between April – September.

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River Liffey

Celbridge, Clane, Newbridge, Kilcullen, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare

Very good fishing on many club stretches on this river through the county of Kildare. The Liffey gets hatches of olives including blue winged olives, sedges, midges and some mayfly. Permits available for most club stretches in fishing tackle shops. The season runs from 1st of March to the 30th of September and the best times are between April and the middle of July. All legitimate angling methods allowed depending on the fishery rules.

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Tackleshops in the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board

Guides and Instructors in the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board