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    The River Glyde


    The River Glyde is “Catch and Release” for 2021. Angling Bye-law No. 982 of 2020 prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single or double barbless hooks, and also prohibits the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish.

    The River Glyde owes its origins to a series of smaller tributaries, which rise in Counties Cavan and Monaghan. The upper reaches of the Glyde are known as the Lagan River which is deep and slow flowing. The Lagan and Kilanny River meet at Tully Co. Louth and form the River Glyde. The Glyde flows in a S.E. direction for 35 miles approximately before entering the Irish Sea at the picturesque seaside village of Annagassan, Co. Louth.

    Salmon fishing on the River Glyde is best on its lower reaches from Castlebellingham downstream to the Lynns weir although fish can be found in pools throughout the system. Meehans, Milestown and the Lynns are amongst some of the most popular fisheries. Riparian owners and a number of angling associations, some of which have day permits available, control fishing. The Dee and Glyde Fishing Development Association control waters on the River Glyde and day permits are available from a number of outlets in the area. Fishing is subject to the rules and regulations of the Club and the salmon and sea trout regulations. Please see the following link Salmon Angling Regulations


    Co. Louth, Co. Cavan. The main towns and villages are Annagassan, Castlebellingham, Tallanstown and Carrickmacross.

    • Normally, Salmon and sea trout Feb 1st to September 30th.

    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.

    Fish species

    The River Glyde has good stocks of wild brown trout and gets a reasonable run of atlantic salmon.

    Fishing methods
    • It is prohibited to use any fish hooks, other than single or double barbless hooks
    • It is prohibited to use worms as bait in angling for all species of fish
    Best flies

    Sea Trout: Teal, Blue & Silver, Black Pennell, Butcher, Alexander, Bibio, Peter Ross, Conemara Black, Watsons Fancy.
    Salmon: Casade, Currys Red Shrimp, Green Highlander, Foxford & Ally Shrimp, Silver Stoats Tail, Small tube flies

    Angling clubs

    The Dee and Glyde Fishing Development Association control large sections of water on the Glyde.

    Angling tip

    A black “Flying C” is excellent for salmon on this water.

    Fishing permits

    Dee and Glyde Fishing Development Association.
    Secretary: Garath Ward,
    Email: info@deeandglyde.com
    Website: www.deeandglyde.com

    Local tackle dealers
    Further Information

    For further information please contact,
    David Byrne, Inland Fisheries Ireland,
    Telephone: 00 353 87 9918608
    Email: david.byrne@fisheriesireland.ie

    Other salmon and sea trout waters in this area
    Glyde Map

    Access to Fisheries: Access does not imply a right of way and anglers should ensure that they have the necessary permission to enter or cross private lands. Where possible, anglers should walk along the riverbank or lakeshore.

    Country Code: Anglers should ensure that gates are closed and that fences are not damaged or broken. Care should be taken with crops and livestock. Litter must not be discarded and no fires are allowed. Vehicles should be parked in designated areas and in such a manner, as they do not cause obstruction.