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    SALMON CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

    River Munster Blackwater

    Mallow, Fermoy, Co. Cork & Lismore, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

    The season runs from 1st of February – 30th September and the best time of year is June to September. Find out more about the River Blackwater.

    River Lee

    ESB Fishery Cork City, Co. Cork

    There is a fair run of fish with a very good grilse run dependent on water. The season runs from February until September with the best time of year from June to September. Find our more about the River Lee.

    River Bandon

    Bandon, Innishannon, Co. Cork

    The season runs from 15th February to 30th September. The best time of year is June to September. Find out more about the River Bandon.

    Lough Currane

    Waterville, Cahersiveen, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

    The season runs from January 17th to 30th of September and best time of year is April to September. Find out more about Lough Currane and the Waterville Lakes and River Inny.

    River Laune

    Killarney, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

    The season runs from January 17th to 30th of September and best time of year is April to September. Find out more about the River Laune, Flesk and Killarney Lakes.

    Killarney Lakes

    Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and the Upper Lake, Killarney, Co. Kerry

    The season runs from January 17th to 30th of September and best time of year is April to September. Find out more about the River Laune, Flesk and Killarney Lakes.

    SEA TROUT CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

    Lower Munster Blackwater

    Youghal, Co. Cork & Cappoquin,Co. Waterford

    The season runs from 1st of February – 30th of September and the best time of year is June to September. Find out more about the River Blackwater.

    River Bandon

    Bandon, Innishannon, Enniskean, Co. Cork

    The season runs from 12th May to 30th September and the best periods are usually between June and September. Find out more about the River Bandon.

    River Argideen

    Timoleague, Co. Cork

    The season runs from the 15th of February – 30th September and the best period are usually from June to September. Find out more about the River Arigideen.

    River Ilen

    Skibbereen,Co. Cork

    The season runs from the 1st of February – 30th September and the best period are usually from June to September. Find out more about the River Ilen.

    Lough Currane

    Waterville, Cahersiveen, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

    Sea trout to over 10 lb (4.5 kg) recorded annually from this famous lake. The season runs from 17th January to the 30th of the September and the best times are usually from late April to the end of September. Find out more about Lough Currane and the Waterville Lakes and River Inny.

    River Laune

    Killorglin, Killarney, Co.Kerry

    The season runs from the 17th January – 30th of the September and the best times are from early June to September. Find out more about the River Laune, Flesk and Killarney Lakes.

    Owenmore River

    Cloghane, Co. Kerry

    This river is located in a very scenic valley on the Dingle Peninsula and gets a fair run of fish depending on water levels. Permit required. This can be obtained from O’Connor’s Hotel in Castlegregory or Landers Fishing Tackle in Tralee. Fly fishing only. Season: 1st of April – 30th September and the best period is from June to September.

    Open, Closed and Catch and Release fisheries

    No. 4 or Lismore District
    • Blackwater (Munster) including Glenshelane and Finisk
    No. 5 or Cork District
    • Bandon
    • Lower Lee
    • Ilen
    • Mealagh
    • Owvane
    • Coomhola (Brown Tag W3)
    • Glengarriff
    • Argideen
    No. 7 or Kerry District
    • Roughty (Brown Tag S3)
    • Sneem
    • Watervillle/Cummeragh/Currane
    • Caragh
    • Laune including Cottoners
    • Maine
    • Owenmore R
    • Sheen
    • Croanshagh
    Table 1:Open Fisheries

     

    No. 4 or Lismore District
    • Bride
    No. 5 or Cork District
    • Adrigole
    No.7 or Kerry District
    • Ferta
    • Inny
    • Blackwater
    • Owenascaul
    • Cloonee
    Table 2: Fisheries open to Catch and Release only

     

    No. 4 or Lismore District
    • Lickey
    • Tourig
    • Womanagh
    No. 5 or Cork District
    • Upper Lee
    • Owenacurra
    No. 7 or Kerry District
    • Owenshagh
    • Finnihy
    • Owenreagh
    • Emlaghmore
    • Carhan
    • Emlagh
    • Lee (Kerry)
    • Behy
    • Feohanagh
    • Kealincha
    • Lough Fada
    • Milltown
    Table 3: Closed fisheries

    Guides and Instructors in the South Western Board

    Tackle shops in the South Western Board