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    River Clare

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    Tuam, Corofin, Claregalway, Galway City, Co. Galway

    Very good trout fishing on this medium sized river on various club and Inland Fisheries Ireland owned stretches. Good fishing throughout the season with good hatches of various olives, spinners and sedges. A permit is required to fish all stretches. The trout season runs from 1st of March until 30th of September and the best period is April until June and September.

    Clare River and floodplain looking south from Anbally

    Tuam

    Tuam Anglers Association licenses fishing from Inland Fisheries Ireland in the townlands of Turloughmartin south of Tuam and Kilgevrin north of Tuam. For permits and further information, contact [email protected].

    Corofin

    Corofin Fishing Association licenses fishing from Inland Fisheries Ireland in the townlands of Turloughmartin, Tonamace, Anbally and Corbally North near Corofin, roughly 13km south of Tuam. For permits and further information, contact [email protected].

    Cregmore & Athenry

    Cregmore & Athenry Anglers Association licenses fishing from Inland Fisheries Ireland in the townlands of Cregmore, Cregcarragh and Islandmore some 4km east of Claregalway. For permits and further information, contact [email protected].

    Claregalway Castle Fishery

    The Claregalway Castle Fishery is now under the management of IFI. The fishery comprises fishing on the Clare River from upstream of Crusheeny Bridge downstream to Lough Corrib. Species available include salmon, trout, pike, perch, roach and bream, with coarse fishing most practised in the lower river closer to Lough Corrib. For permits and further information see here.


    Anglers who have had difficulties purchasing a day ticket through the email addresses provided above can email [email protected] for assistance.


    Regulations

    WESTERN FISHERIES REGION RIVER CLARE (REVOCATION) BYE-LAW NO. 962, 2018 Permits all legal angling methods on the Clare River from Daly’s Bridge in the townland of Corrandrum to a point 300 metres upstream of the footbridge at Anbally in the townlands of Anbally and Turloughmartin, County Galway. This section of river was previously fly only and the new bye law will bring this short section into line with the rest of the Clare River. This bye law was introduced at the request of the local angling club.

    ABBERT AND GRANGE RIVERS (ANNUAL CLOSE SEASON) BYELAW NO. C.S 326, 2018 Extends the closed season for all angling on the Abbert and Grange Rivers by two months to cover the period 1 September to 31 March annually.  This bye law is being introduced as a conservation measure having regard to the very significant contribution of both of these rivers to wild brown trout stocks in the Clare River system and Lough Corrib. The bye law was introduced at the request of the angling clubs based on the River Clare system. I have attached a short note detailing the importance of the Abbert & Grange Rivers to the overall trout population in Lough Corrib where they contribute 23% and 21% respectively. The new bye law will afford greater protection to spawning salmonids in these two very important tributaries of the River Clare.

    Galway District Conservation of Trout in the Rivers Clare, Abbert, Dalgan, Grange, and Sinking Bye-Law No. 1008, 2024.

    This Bye-law provides for the following trout conservation measures in the rivers
    specified in the bye-law:

    • Provides for a daily bag limit of 2 trout in the specified rivers of which not more
      than 1 trout is greater than 10 lbs (4.54 kgs),
    • Prohibits the taking or having in possession of trout less than 13 inches (33 cm),
    • Prohibits the use of more than 1 rod or 4 artificial flies when fly fishing,
    • Prohibits the use of more than 1 rod when dapping,
    • Prohibits the use of more than 2 rods or 4 artificial flies per rod when trolling,
    • Prohibits the use of more than 2 rods when bait fishing or spinning,
    • Prohibits the having on board a boat more than 3 rods when more than 1 person
      is bait fishing, spinning, or trolling.

    IFI Galway Contact Details

    Address: Inland Fisheries Ireland, Weir Lodge, Earl’s Island, Galway.
    Telephone: +353 (0)91 563118
    Fax: +353 (0)91 566335
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Website: www.fishinginireland.info