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    The River Glyde

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    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.

    The main Glyde produces good salmon fishing from Castlebellingham downstream to the Lynns weir although fish can be found in pools throughout the system. Riparian owners and a number of angling associations, some of which have day permits available, control fishing.

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


    • Salmon and sea trout Feb 12th to September 30th.
    • Brown trout Feb 14th to September 30th.
    • Inland Fisheries Ireland waters March 17th to September 30th.

    Fish species: The River Glyde contains stocks of wild brown trout and salmon throughout.


    • 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

    Best Flies:
    Sea Trout: Teal, Blue & Silver, Black Pennell, Butcher, Alexander, Bibio, Peter Ross Conemara Black, Watsons Fancy
    Salmon: Currys Red Shrimp, Green Highlander, Colley Dog, Ally Shrimp, Silver Stoats Tail

    Angling Clubs: The Dee and Glyde Development Association control a large section of water. Inland Fisheries Ireland also controls a number of stretches on this river.  

    Angling Tip: A black flying C is excellent for salmon on this water.

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

    Local tackle dealers:


    Heinz and Rose Lorenz, Gleneven Guesthouse, Iniskeen, Co. Monaghan.
    Tel & Fax: (Europe) 00 353 42 9378294 (U.S.A.) 011 353 42 9378294
    email: glenevenguesthouse@iolfree.ie



    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.

    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

    Glyde map