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    River Ilen


    Message from the RIVER ILEN ANGLERS CLUB

    To help adhere to HSE guidelines around Covid 19, for the month of April, Visitor tickets/permits for the River Ilen Anglers Club Waters will not be available to visiting anglers. This is to discourage unnecessary travel and is for the safety of staff at Pierce Hickeys, Skibbereen, who are our main distributors of tickets.
    RIAC Committee

    Season – Salmon: 1st February to 30th September. Sea Trout: 1st February to 12th October.

    This is a medium sized river that drains a catchment of 117 square miles. It boasts good runs of Spring Salmon and Sea-Trout with fish being caught as early as March some years. Its Grilse run begins in June and continues into late July.

    Sea trout

    Fair to good runs of fish depending on water levels on this small West Cork river. All legitimate angling methods allowed.

    Map of River Ilen

    1. New Bridge
    2. Skibbereen Bridge
    3. Ballyhilty Bridge
    4. Derreeny Bridge
    5. Madore Bridge
    6. Coarliss Bridge


    Fallons Sports Shop, Skibbereen.

    Details of Irish Angling Clubs and Associations
    River Ilen Anglers’ ClubSalmon and Sea trout fishing, River Ilen, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Ireland. Daily and Weekly Visitors permits. Excellent fly fishing at night for Sea trout.