Fishery manager Dan O’Neill from the Mount Juliet Fishing club has been in contact with us to let us know that the club is recruiting new members and that salmon and trout fishing will also be available by day permit subject to availability of course. Dan tells us that this fishery is one of utmost beauty being surrounded by picturesque scenery for anglers fishing on the fast flowing runs, riffles and pools of the renowned River Nore. The river is unspoilt and a unique approach has been taken to the bank maintenance which allows maximum access for anglers to the best of the salmon pools and the salmon fishing whilst creating a beautiful backdrop for photographs.

The many named salmon pools include the Cricket Pitch, the Plantation Pool, the Rock Pool, Georges Wall, above the Bridge, the Long Pond, the Eel Weir, Pebble Beach and the Estate Boundary. Mount Juliet boasts circa 2.5 miles of double bank fishing, with some great fly water and its many salmon pools, the fishery creates challenges for the novice and experienced angler alike. According to Dan, the salmon count for the fishery for the 2018 season stood at 72 salmon with the heaviest fish weighing in at 17.5lbs. The Cricket Pitch, the Rock Pool and the Plantation Pool accounted for many of the fish caught on the fishery in 2018.

Dan says that the clear waters of the River Nore add something special and magical to fishing experience on this river. Watching your fly glide across the water waiting whilst patiently for that sudden heart stopping pull from one of the Nore’s famous Atlantic salmon is something all anglers need to experience for themselves. Fishing is available at the fishery by way of membership or day permit and both casting tuition and guiding services are available for salmon anglers of all levels at the fishery. Fishing must in accordance with the salmon and sea trout angling regulations which are reviewed annually and only the use of single barbless hooks is permitted. Fishing is mainly with the fly but spinning may also be accommodated.

In addition to the salmon fishing the fishery offers some great trout fishing for the fly angler. As the weather warms up from April and the fly hatches start, there is some very nice trout fishing to be had on this beautiful river.

For further information or to make a booking please contact

Dan O’Neill, Fishery Manager, Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

Telephone: +353 85 7652751

Email: [email protected]


General Information

The river Nore is a beautiful river that meanders it way through counties Laois and Kilkenny before joining with its sister river the Barrow just upstream of New Ross on its way to the sea. The Nore gets a good run of Atlantic salmon and the river which is currently open for angling on a catch and release basis produced 563 salmon in 2015 and 599 salmon in 2016. Salmon fishing is available on a number of stretches including the Mount Juliet Fishery which is located just outside Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, approximately mid-way between Kilkenny City and New Ross.

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