Fishing in Ireland
Make your own dinner catch on the various lakes, rivers or the ocean!
Ben Lettery Hostel – closed for 2012
We can arrange a guide to take you out on a boat for some deep ocean fishing Blue Water Fishing – see: www.fishingireland.net
Black Valley Hostel
You can hire fishing equipment and boats at the Upper Lakes of Killarney and close to the hostel Gearahmeen River can be fished for salmon and trout – perfect for the BBQ later!
Trout fishing on Killarneys lakes is free and for a small licence fee you can hunt for the magnificent wild Atlantic salmon. On many of the nearby rivers and lakes for a small weekly or daily charge you can fish for Brown trout, Sea trout, Rainbow trout and Salmon.
Excellent fly fishing nearby on the Eany River and there’s a fishing tackle shop in Donegal Town.
From a game angling point of view, if your idea of angling heaven is solitude, wild fish, scenery and unspoilt fishing then look no further. The fishery has a small run of spring fish but is noted for its mid-summer runs of grilse, late runs of summer salmon and for sea trout. Fly-fishing is the preferred method on the fishery.
Cape Clear Hostel
Fishing from the pier or rocks, within sight and sound of the hostel, for mackerel in season and for pollock anytime, is a great way to spend a few relaxing hours.
Fishing rods are freely available for guests to use and adults & children alike are welcome to go fishing with your host, An Richie (free of charge!), who is happy to show novice anglers how to fish and how to fillet the fish they catch. A photograph of the young angler with their first fish is a great memento.
Cashel Holiday Hostel
The Suir is renowned as a dry-fly fishery. Access to the river is excellent. Visitors may purchase permits from any of the associations and most of the private fisheries on the river.
The Salmon and Trout seasons on the River Suir opens on the 17th March and closes on the 30th September.
Angling licences needed for Salmon and Trout fishing may be secured from Casale 2000, Bank Place, Cashel. 062 63106.
Trout Licence:- Cashel-Golden, Tipperary Angling Association, Cahervillahow. 062 72354.
Did you know that Lough Corrib is Europe’s premier destination for fly fishing?
Our Cong Hostel is located on Lough Corrib which is Europe’s premier wild brown trout fishery. Stunning Lough Corrib is a vast lake of 42,000 acres containing many islands. It is probably the finest game fishing location in Ireland with anglers flocking from all over the world to fish on this great lake and especially during the famous mayfly fishing in early summer. It is really breathtaking!
Glendaloch International Hostel
There are some excellent angling facilities in Co. Wicklow. Game fishing is available on a number of rivers including the Avonmore, Avoca and Aughrim.
With a large range of rivers, lakes and sea fishing opportunities to choose from Co. Wicklow has some of the best river, lake and sea fishing available in Ireland and visiting anglers are welcome to fish by becoming a member of the controlling club or by purchasing a day, week, or season permit.
Killarney International Hostel
You can hire fishing equipment and boats at the Upper Lakes of Killarney.
From a game angling point of view, if your idea of angling heaven is
solitude, wild fish, scenery and unspoilt fishing then look no further.
The fishery has a small run of spring fish but is noted for its
mid-summer runs of grilse, late runs of summer salmon and for sea trout.
Fly-fishing is the preferred method on the fishery.
Mountain Lodge Hostel – closed for 2012
There is fishing available in Cahir with a licence. You can also hire fishing gear in the town.
The Suir provides a near perfect environment for the survival and growth of wild brown trout. It is the second longest river in Ireland. There are also very good runs of salmon depending on water levels and conditions. The fishing in the area is controlled by the Cahir and District Anglers’ Association. This is one of the oldest (over 80 years) and finest clubs in Ireland. They will help with any questions you may have.
Trá na Rosann Youth Hostel
The Trá na Rossan beach is a popular place for fishing but make sure to bring your own rods!
You can fish off the rocks on either side of the beach but word is that the western rocks are the better platform in every sense. You can catch almost anything here!