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    Fly fishing in the Boyne Valley

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    Brown trout fishing Ireland

    The River Boyne and it’s tributaries hold extensive stocks of wild brown trout. There is also well managed trout fishing available on the lakes near Collinstown and Fore at the western end of the fishery.

    Getting to fish

    A majority of this game angling in the Boyne is controlled by Angling Associations, with some being maintained by private fishery owners. Anglers wishing to fish for brown trout on an Angling Associations water must obtain a permit from that association and fishing methods must be in accordance with the current rules and regulations of the association. Most associations support a policy of catch and release.

    Brown trout fishing Ireland
    A beautiful wild brown trout from the Kells Blackwater

    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 River Boyne
    Boyne tributaries and other waters