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    River Blackwater



    Catch and Release for 2022

    • Salmon from 15th March to 30th September.
    • Brown Trout/Sea trout from 15th March to 12th October.
    • 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

    This river and lake system drains a catchment of 34 square miles and is 10 miles long from source to sea. It is managed by Inland Fisheries Ireland and gets a run of 1500 Salmon and Grilse approximately every year. It also has a reasonable run of Sea-Trout that head for lough Brin at the headwaters of the system. Access throughout this river is excellent. There are two boats available on Lough Brin.

    Map of River Blackwater


    Contacts _ The Manager, Blackwater Fishery, Kenmare, Co Kerry. The Blackwater Tavern, (adjacent to the Kerry Blackwater river).


    Permit – Lough Brin

    Permits are not currently been sold for Lough Brin

    • Day permit including boat – €25

    Permits – Blackwater

    • Season permit – €200
    • Day permit Adult – €30
    • Day permit Senior – €20
    • Day permit Juvenile – €12.50