Your Essential Guide To Coarse Angling In Ireland
If you’ve ever dreamt about catching a salmon or sea trout in Ireland and wondered how to turn your dream into reality then the answer is at your finger tips.
Start planning your trip now with this easy to use guide providing information on where to go and who to contact to help you get the most out of your visit.
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.
This useful guide provides information on the variety of waters Ireland has to offer, the best times to fish and suggested methods to help in the pursuit of this noble quarry.
Salmon and sea trout anglers can use a wide range of methods including, bait, spinning and fly fishing to pursue their quarry.
On rivers, the fishing is normally divided into beats managed by Inland Fisheries Ireland, private fisheries or local angling clubs.
When tackling loughs, boat fishing is generally more productive than bank fishing as it allows more ground to be covered. Game angling guides, fishing are a good source of information on local services.
When to go
Salmon fishing opens on January 1 on a handful of rivers and after that the remainder of rivers open on various dates in February, March, April and May. The majority of rivers close on September 30th but some rivers remain open for sea trout fishing to October 12. To see the opening and closing dates for individual rivers please follow the links below.