The rivers, lakes and reservoirs around Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow can provide good sport for wild brown trout and rainbow trout. The wild brown trout season is generally from March to September. Check with the local angling club for exact dates. The Liffey, Dargle, Dodder, Rye Water and Tolka are all popular river venues whilst the reservoirs at Bohernabreena, Leixlip and Pollaphuca cater for the stillwater angler.
A number of well managed ‘put and take’ fisheries also form part of the game angling options available in Dublin and surrounding counties. Game angling is controlled by Angling Associations and riprarian owners. Anglers should ensure they seek the necessary permission before fishing.
Rivers and stillwaters
The Liffey is the jewel in the crown offers some of the finest river trout fly fishing in Ireland. Consequently, Dublin is a fine base for the trout fisher on the East coast. In addition to the Liffey, there are several other options, all within easy reach of the City centre. There are six rivers and two reservoirs located in the county. So, why not give one of them a try.