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    Coarse fishing in the South West


    Coarse angling in the south west of Ireland is centred on the River Lee and Munster Blackwater systems.

    Anglers are required to buy a permit to fish on the central sections of the River Lee system (Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid lakes). Permit fees are very affordable with the revenue being reinvested in the fishery for the benefit of anglers.

    Inniscarra is host to a number of international competitions this area offers excellent bream, rudd, bream-rudd hybrid angling.

    Lough Allua and Curraghalickey lakes are also developing into premier coarse fisheries and offer the coarse angler excellent fishing for Bream, Rudd, hybrids and Pike.

    Fishing is free on the River Blackwater and it is famous for its dace fishing particularly at Fermoy and Mallow. An excellent spring festival is held annually at Fermoy.

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    Good general coarse fishing and fine competition stretches on well signposted access to this reservoir. The fishery is owned by the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and an ESB permit is required to fish. Many excellent festivals are held on these lakes. All angling methods work for bream, hybrids, roach, rudd and perch. Permits and an angling brochure are available from the IFI’s Macroom office and locally.

    Co. Cork

    River Blackwater (Munster)

    Good general coarse fishing for roach, dace and some bream on this large river. Popular annual festival held here. All coarse angling methods work.

    River Blackwater


    Co. Cork

    River Blackwater (Munster)

    Good general coarse fishing and competition stretches with several popular festivals held annually. River fishing for roach, dace and bream using all methods.

    River Blackwater