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    Trout Fishing on the River Glyde


    The River Glyde owes its origins to a series of smaller tributaries, which rise in Counties Cavan and Monaghan. These include the Tubermannin and the Killany Rivers, which contain stocks of brown trout. The upper reaches of the Glyde are known as the Lagan River which is deep and slow flowing. The Lagan and Kilanny River meet at Tully Co. Louth and form the River Glyde. The Glyde flows in a S.E. direction for 35 miles approximately before entering the Irish Sea at the picturesque seaside village of Annagassan, Co. Louth.

    The Glyde and its tributaries hold good stocks of brown trout. The main Glyde also produces good salmon fishing from Castlebellingham downstream to the Lynns weir although fish can be found in pools throughout the system. Riparian owners and a number of angling associations, some of which have day permits available, control fishing.

    Location: Co. Louth, Co. Cavan. The main towns and villages are Annagassan, Castlebellingham, Tallanstown and Carrickmacross.


    Please note: The normal season refers to the the seasons opening and closing dates prior to the introduction of the salmon and sea trout regulations. Opening times may and do differ from the normal times due to these regulations. In addition the clubs opening dates may differ from the normal opening dates. Please ensure that you check these out before fishing.

    Fish species: The River Glyde contains stocks of wild brown trout and salmon throughout.

    Methods: 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.

    Best Flies:

    • Brown trout: Dry flies: Mayfly patterns, Spent Gnat, Devaux Sedge, Olive Patterns including B.W.O, Black Gnat, Sherry Spinner
    • Wet Flies: Wickhams Fancy, Hares Ear, GRHE Nymph, Assorted Goldheads, Stickfly, Black & Silver Spider
    • Sea Trout: Teal, Blue & Silver, Black Pennell, Butcher, Alexander, Bibio, Peter Ross Conemara Black, Watsons Fancy
    • Salmon: Currys Red Shrimp, Green Highlander, Colley Dog, Ally Shrimp, Silver Stoats Tail

    Angling Clubs: The Dee and Glyde Development Association control a large section of water.

    Angling Tip: A black flying C is excellent for salmon on this water.

    Permits: Dee and Glyde Fishing Development Association. Secretary: Colm Sheeran, Website www.deeandglyde.com

    Local tackle dealers:
    Other trout fishing waters in this area
    Additional information

    Inland Fisheries Ireland, 3044 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus,
    Dublin 24.
    Email: [email protected]
    Tel: +353 1 8842693
    Fax: +353 1 2787025


    Heinz and Rose Lorenz, Gleneven Guesthouse, Iniskeen, Co. Monaghan.
    Tel & Fax: (Europe) 00 353 42 9378294 (U.S.A.) 011 353 42 9378294
    email: [email protected]


    Access to Fisheries: Access does not imply a right of way and anglers should ensure that they have the necessary permission to enter or cross private lands. Where possible, anglers should walk along the riverbank or lakeshore.

    Country Code: Anglers should ensure that gates are closed and that fences are not damaged or broken. Care should be taken with crops and livestock. Litter must not be discarded and no fires are allowed. Vehicles should be parked in designated areas and in such a manner, as they do not cause obstruction.

    Further Information: For further information please contact,
    Marketing Angling Co-ordinator, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Marketing Angling Co-ordinator, c/o 15a Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin Tel: 087 2746127