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    River Ilen

    Ilen River at Skibereen
    Ilen River at Skibereen


    Open for 2024

    • Salmon: 15 February to 30th September.
    • Sea Trout: 15 February to 30th September.

    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. 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.

    Night fishing: For safety and insurance purposes, it is not available to visitors on the River Ilen Anglers Club Water


    Fly, spinning and worm (no shrimping).


    Field Newsagents, The Square Skibbereen. Phone +353 28 21400.

    Details of Irish Angling Clubs and Associations

    River Ilen Anglers’ Club
    Salmon and Sea trout fishing, River Ilen, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Ireland. Daily and Weekly Visitors permits.