Angling Bye-law No. 982 of 2020 prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single or double barbless hooks, and also prohibits the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish.
The Castletown River rises close to Newtownhamilton Co. Armagh and is known as the Creggan River in its upper reaches. Its two main tributaries are the Kilcurry and Falmore rivers, both of which contain stocks of wild brown trout. The Castletown River gets a run of salmon and sea trout and fishing is controlled by the Dundalk Brown Trout Angling Association. The best of the salmon and sea trout fishing is to be found downstream of Tuberona bridge just out side Dundalk and there are a number of lovely pools located in this area. The best period for fishing is from July to September. Riparian owners and a number of Angling Associations, some of which have day permits available, control fishing.
Location: Co. Louth and Co. Armagh. The main towns and villages are Dundalk.
Season: Brown trout, Salmon and Sea trout: March 1st to September 30th.
Fish species: The Castletown River contains stocks of wild brown trout and throughout. Sea trout and salmon fishing is best on its lower reaches below Tuberona Bridge.
Methods: All legitimate methods are allowed however catch and release is encouraged
Brown Trout: Hares Ear, Black and Silver Spider, The Klinkhammer Special, Assorted Olive Patterns
Sea Trout: Teal, Blue and Silver, Black Pennell, Butcher, Alexander, Peter Ross and Conemara Black.
Salmon: Green Highlander, Colley Dog, Ally Shrimp, Bann Special Shrimp and Orange and Gold Shrimp.
Angling Clubs: The Dundalk Brown Trout Anglers are the biggest club and control a large section of water.
Angling Tip: Fish below Toberona bridge after a flood.
Local tackle dealers:
Inland Fisheries Ireland, 3044 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus,
Tel: +353 1 2787022
Fax: +353 1 2787025