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    Salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Dee

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    Cappogue Bridge on the River Dee
    Cappogue Bridge on the River Dee

    The River Dee is “Catch and Release” for 2021.

    The River Dee rises near Bailieboro in Co. Cavan and flows in a northeasterly direction for over 30 miles before entering the Irish Sea at the picturesque village of Annagassan. This river can cater for all game anglers, as it possesses stocks of native wild brown trout as well as its migratory cousins the Atlantic salmon and the sea trout.

    Angling associations and private fishery owners control the fishing on the River Dee. Before fishing the appropriate permission must be obtained and fishing must be consistent with the current rules and regulations of the association and with the salmon and sea trout regulations. For more information on the salmon and sea trout regulations please see the following link Salmon Angling Regulations

    The characteristics of this river changes from slow flowing from Whitewood lake to Nobber to fast flowing pool and riffle areas from Nobber to Garvey bridge below which it returns to deep slow water. From Ardee to the sea is interspersed between run riffle and pool an ideal habitat for salmon and sea trout. Access is difficult in some areas.

    The best of the salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Dee is located at the lower end of the river below Cappogue Bridge to Ballynagassan. This stretch of river is under the control of the Dee and Glyde Fishing Development Association and comprises approximately 4½ miles of prime salmon and sea trout waters. Fishing must be consistent with the current rules and regulations as set out by the Association and with the salmon and sea trout regulations. Top salmon spots include the bathing pool pumpuhouse pools 1 & 2 and the stretch at Willistown to the Weir. Sea trout fishing can be good at the Bathing pool, Farrahers and Willistown.

    Location: Co. Louth, Meath and Co. Cavan. The main towns and villages are Annagassan, Ardee, Nobber and Kilmainhamwood.

    Season

    Salmon and sea trout 1st Feb to 30th Sept

    Please note: The normal season refers to the the seasons opening and closing dates prior to the introduction of the salmon and sea trout regulations. Opening times may and do differ from the normal times due to these regulations. In addition the clubs opening dates may differ from the normal opening dates. Please ensure that you check these out before fishing. Additional information from www.deeandglyde.com 

    Salmon & Sea trout: Normally 1st February to 30th September.

    • It is prohibited to use any fish hooks, other than single or double barbless hooks
    • Downstream of Cappogue Bridge it is prohibited to use worms as bait in angling for all species of fish
    Fish species

    The River Dee contains stocks of wild brown trout with salmon and sea trout fishing also available on its lower reaches.

    Best flies

    Sea Trout: Teal, blue & silver, black pennell, butcher, alexander, bibio, peter ross conemara black,watsons fancy.
    Salmon: Colley dog, Ally shrimp, silver stoats tail.

    Angling clubs

    The Dee and Glyde Fishing Development Association controls waters on the River Dee and has day permits available for visiting anglers. Please see below www.deeandglyde.com

    Angling tip

    Night time fishing for sea trout can produce excellent results.

    Fishing permits

    Dee & Glyde Fishing Development Association:
    Contact: Pat O’Grady, Oberstown, Ardee, Co. Louth
    Telephone: 00 353 41 6853971
    Membership: http://www.deeandglyde.com/membership.html
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeeandGlyde/ Website www.deeandglyde.com

    Local tackle dealers

    Louth tackle shops
    Meath tackle shops

    Further information

    For further information please contact,
    David Byrne, Inland Fisheries Ireland,
    Telephone: +353 87 9918608
    Email: david.byrne@fisheriesireland.ie

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