Ireland is recognised as being the outstanding fishing holiday destination in Europe. The vast variety and quality of fishing in Ireland makes it the perfect destination for your angling holiday.

The Irish climate is well suited to sport angling. It is temperate and kind to the angler with moderate summers, mild winters and adequate rainfall throughout the year. The warm waters of the North Atlantic Drift lap the south and west coasts, giving us a milder climate than our geographical location would indicate. The result is a fabulous mixture of cold and warm water fish species, capable of exciting the specialist or casual angler on the annual family holiday… Read about Ireland as a fishing holiday destination

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Fishing in Ireland

The beauty of a Lough Sheelin trout

Trout Fly Fishing in Ireland

If you’ve ever dreamt about catching wild brown trout in Ireland and wondered how to turn your dream into reality then the answer is at your finger tips.

Coarse Fishing in Ireland

If you’ve ever dreamt about a coarse angling trip to Ireland and wondered how you can turn that dream into reality, then the answer is at your fingertips.
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Ireland – The Ultimate Pike Angling Destination

Ireland is located on the western extremity of Europe and for many years has been hailed as one of the world’s premium angling destinations. Historically, Ireland was noted for its salmon and trout fishing, but it has now developed an excellent reputation for the quality of its pike fishing.

Sea Fishing in Ireland

The island of Ireland has for many years been recognised as one of the Worlds premier sea angling destinations. The 3000 km coastline is among the most varied and spectacular in the northern hemisphere with it’s hundreds of tranquil bays and backwaters, roaring surf beaches, and miles of awe inspiring sea cliffs.

Salmon and sea trout fishing in Ireland

With a huge network of rivers and loughs, Ireland is the one of the few last refuges for wild salmon and sea trout attracting anglers back year after year.
A tanned Markus Muller with Bass

Bass fishing in Ireland

The bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is considered by many sea anglers to be one of the most exciting and sought after species caught on rod and line. This magnificent streamlined fish with its spiked dorsal fin and powerful forked tail commands the respect of shore and small boat anglers alike.

Useful information

Irish Fishing Regulations

While no licence is needed for trout, pike and coarse fishing in the Republic of Ireland, a rod licence is required in  Northern Ireland. In both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, licences are required for salmon and sea trout fishing.

Boat hire on Irish Lakes and Rivers

Inshore Small Boat Hire

Irish Charter Boat Directory

Munster Blackwater

Irish Fishing Guides and Instructors Directory

fishing tackle shop

The Irish Tackle Shop Directory

Angling tour operators

There are a number of tour operators or fishing outfitter across the UK, USA and Europe who specialise in fishing holidays who can help organise your trip to Ireland…

Latest angling reports

Irish Angling Update – 27 March 2020

Ireland has endured a difficult week as the impact of Covid 19 has permeated our daily lives and curtailed our normal activities. This has...

Covid-19 Notice – Fishery Closures

The following State managed salmon fisheries; Moy Fishery, Galway Weir and Cloongee (Foxford/Moy) have been closed for angling (Public Access), effective from 17.00 on 5/3/20...

Inland Fisheries Ireland Statement on COVID-19 – Angling Guidelines

IFI has received input from the Dept. of Health in relation to the drafting of these recreational fishing guidelines and wish to advise as...