- Open as a Brown Tag Fishery for 2020
This river drains a catchment of 484 square miles of which much is taken up by two 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.
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.
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 1.2km west of Wellington Bridge on the south bank.
The upper Lee is closed to salmon fishing.
Season – Lower Lee
Salmon, 1st February to 30th September.
Sea-trout, 1st February to 12th October
Brown Trout, 15th February to 12th October.