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    Cummeragh River


    Waterville, Co. Kerry


    • Salmon from 17th January to 30th September.
    • Sea Trout – 17th January to 12th October. Sea trout fly only 1st – 12th October. All sea trout fishing catch and release only.

    Fish Species: Salmon and Sea trout

    The Cummeragh River drains the upper lakes of the Waterville catchment and flows in a south westerly direction for 8.5km before entering Lough Currane just north of Darby’s Island at Cummeragh Bay in the north eastern corner of the lake. This river can produce occasional spring salmon but is more noted for its grilse fishing in summer. Fishing is generally best after a flood. Fishing is controlled privately and by the Waterville Development Group who have day permits and memberships available. Details on rules and regulations governing fishing and the extent of the fishing covered by the permit are available from the tackle shop in Waterville.


    Sea trout fishing is best in summer with small standard sea trout patterns producing the best results. Access to the river can be obtained at Cahersivane and Cummeragh Bridges. No fishing is permitted upstream of Cahersivane Bridge from 1st September.


    Fishing is subject to the rules and regulations as set out by the Waterville Development Group and the Salmon and Sea Trout Angling Regulations.

    Best Flies

    Hairy Mary
    Gary Dog
    Shrimp Flies
    Sea Trout
    Black Pennell
    Peter Ross
    Claret & Blue
    Connemara Black

    Angling Tip

    Fish small traditional sea trout patterns such as Teal, Blue and Silver, Peter Ross and Black Pennell sizes 12-16 for best results.

    Angling Clubs:

    Membership of the Waterville Fishery Development Group (Available at Waterville Angling Centre, see below) is recommended and encouraged www.loughcurrane.com


    The Cummeragh River can be accessed off the N70 via Beenbane Rd. This runs in a North Easterly direction to Clodragh and access can be obtained at Cahersivane and Cummeragh Bridges.

    Angling Guides



    Membership of the Waterville Fishery Development Group (Available at Waterville Angling Centre, see below) is recommended and encouraged. Membership brings additional benefits.

    Anglers must have a salmon licence when fishing for salmon and sea trout. Licences can be purchased online at www.salmonlicences.ie/Default.aspx?tabid=78&l=0&r=8

    For up to date information on the current salmon and sea trout regulations please visit www.fishinginireland.info/salmon/salmontagging.htm


    Visitors to the Waterville are will find Ordnance Survey Map No. 83 of great assistance in getting around the area.



    Visitors will find a full range of accommodation at www.discoverireland.com


    Waterville Fishery Development Group www.loughcurrane.com

    Getting to Waterville and Lough Derriana


    Waterville can be accessed by way of the N70 from Cahersiveen.


    The airports in closest proximity to Waterville are Cork and Shannon. A number of low cost airlines operate between Cork and Shannon and the UK and Europe.

    Ferry Ports:

    Waterville can be easily accessed from the ferryports of Cork, Rosslare and Dublin

    Further Information:

    Inland Fisheries Ireland, Sunnyside House, Masseytown Macroom, Co Cork. Tel: +353 26 41221 Fax: +353 26 41223 email: [email protected]  www.fishinginireland.info

    For Angling queries contact:

    Micheal Hennessy, Email: [email protected]

    Additional Contacts:

    Waterville Fishery Development Group www.loughcurrane.com

    Map of Waterville and Currane system

    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 river bank or lake shore.

    Country Code: Anglers should ensure that gates are closed and that fences are not broken or damaged. 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 that they do not cause obstruction.

    Errors and Inaccuracies: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this webpage is accurate, no responsibility will be accepted by Inland Fisheries Ireland for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein.