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    The River Nanny and The Delvin River


    Location: Counties, Meath and Dublin.

    Season: Fishing on these rivers takes place from February to September.

    Fish Species: These rivers contains stocks of wild brown trout and a run of sea trout.

    Methods: Dry fly, wet fly, and nymph fishing are all successful.

    River Nanny

    The River Nanny, in Co. Meath, flows through Duleek and Julianstown to enter the sea at Laytown. The Duleek Anglers and Drogheda and District Anglers control most of the fishing. The trout fishing is best from Julianstown to about a mile upstream of Balrath Bridge, and to Dean’s Bridge on its tributary the Hurley River. Fishing is Fly Only above Bellewstown Bridge. There is some sea trout fishing up to Julianstown.

    For permits contact

    Duleek Anglers Club
    Day permits and membership available from

    Dominic Gallagher, Secretary
    Phone: 087-4153781

    Delvin River

    The Delvin River rises close to the Meath-Dublin border south west of the village Naul and flows in a north easterly direction for approximately 10 miles before entering the Irish Sea south of Ben Head close to the town of Balbriggan Co. Dublin. The main towns and villages close to this river are Balbriggan, Gormanston, Stamullen and Naul.

    The Devlin is a small river which contains a small stock of wild brown trout. The Devlin also gets a run of sea trout which commences at the end of May and continues throughout the summer subject to water conditions.

    A number of trout in excess of 2lbs+ are caught annually on the stretch below the old Dublin Road bridge. Sea trout can also be caught on the coastline either side of the estuary, with spinning providing the best results.

    Fishing Tip: This river can fish well after a flood.

    Permission to fish

    Contact local landowners

    Further Information: For further information please contact:

    Further information

    For further information please contact,
    Inland Fisheries Ireland,
    3044 Lake Drive
    Citywest Business Campus
    Dublin 24
    Tel: +353 1 8842693 email[email protected]