The annual opening of the river Dodder took place on 17th March. The opening celebrations were more muted than normal. However, a number of anglers still ventured out to spend some quality time outdoors. The opening provided an opportunity for anglers in the locality to reconnect with nature whilst enjoying their favourite pastime.

Great getting out

On the opening day on River Dodder, Vincent McConnell and his son Reuben enjoyed a great day together on the river. The first of many. Since the opening day has been a small but constant stream of anglers heading to the Dodder to try their luck.

Father and son fish on the River Dodder on opening day
Vincent and Reuben McConnell enjoying opening day on the River Dodder

Some good catches have been reported already. Please see the following link for details

Fishing on the River Dodder, Dublin.
Reuben enjoying his day out fishing with his Dad on the River Dodder
Dodder information

There is a high juvenile membership in the club and young anglers are very much encouraged to join. Recommended stretches are Herbert Park in Ballsbridge to Beaver Row in Donnybrook and from Milltown to Rathfarnham.

The Milltown to Rathfarnham section is very accessible with a linear park all the way along this stretch with footbridges across the river at various points. Parking is mostly off road.

Fishing on this river is controlled by the Dodder Anglers and riparian owners.

Map of the River Dodder

Go fishing……

For further information on fishing on the River Dodder please see the link below.

Angling Club: Dodder Anglers Club.