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    River Lee


    The River Lee is open as a Brown Tag Fishery for 2021. This river drains a catchment of 484 square miles including large reservoirs. The season runs from February until September with the best time of year from June to September. There is a fair run of fish with a very good grilse run dependent on water. All legal angling methods are allowed subject to the rules of the particular fisheries and the salmon ans sea trout regulations.

    Inniscarra Fishery

    The Inniscarra fishery is run by the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) and an ESB permit is required. The fishery extends 1km downstream from the face of the dam on both sides.

    The Lee Fields

    There is a section known as the ‘Lee Fields’ which is regarded as free fishing and no permit is required. The Lee Fields area is approximately 1.2 km west of Wellington Bridge on the south bank.

    PLEASE NOTE: The Upper Lee is closed to salmon fishing.

    The River Lee in Cork.
    The River Lee is a Brown Tag Fishery in 2021

    The river Lee is located in the south west of Ireland in Co Cork. The nearest towns and villages are Cork City and Ballincollig.

    Fish Species

    Salmon, sea trout and wild brown trout.

    Season – Lower Lee
    • Salmon, 1st February to 30th September.
    • Sea-trout, 1st February to 12th October.
    • Brown Trout, 15th February to 12th October.
    Angling Clubs and Fisheries

    The following control fishing on the River Lee and have day permits available

    Salmon Angling Regulations

    Please familiarise yourself with the salmon and sea trout angling regulations before fishing https://fishinginireland.info/salmon/salmonregs/

    State Licence

    A State salmon licence is required for salmon and sea trout fishing. These can be purchased online at the following link https://store.fishinginireland.info/

    Map of the River Lee

    Map of the River Lee

    Tackle Shops


    Fishing Guides

    Please check with the fishing clubs at contacts above or check out the fishing guides directory at https://fishinginireland.info/guides/