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    River Dee

    (closed until 01 May 2018)

    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 controls fishing. Before fishing the appropriate permission must be obtained and fishing must be consistent with the current rules and regulations of the association.

    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 dep 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 Dee fishery which is located at the lower end of the river below Cappogue bridge is under the control of the Dee and Glyde Development Association and comprises approximately 4 ½ miles of prime salmon and sea trout waters. Fishing must be consistent with the current rules and regulations as set out by the Association. 

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

    Salmon & Sea trout: 1st February to 30th September, 
    Brown Trout: 1st March – 30th September. 

    • It is prohibited to use any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks
    • 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 Development Association and Nobber Anglers are the two main Angling Associations on this river.

    Angling Tip: Night fishing for sea trout can produce excellent results.

    Permits: Dee and Glyde Fishing Development Association. Secretary: Frank Leonard, Website www.deeandglyde.com

    Local tackle dealers:


    Louth tackle shops

    Dublin tackle shops

    Meath tackle shops

    Further Information

    For further information please contact,
    Inland Fisheries Ireland,
    3044 Lake Drive
    Citywest Business Campus
    Dublin 24

    Tel: +353 1 2787022 email: dublin@fisheriesireland.ie