Where can I fish near Dublin?

Where can I go fishing in Dublin?

Coarse angling around Dublin

  • Blessington Lake.
  • Leixlip Reservoir.
  • Royal Canal – Lucan/Leixlip.
  • Grand Canal – Clondalkin/Inchicore.
  • Grand Canal – Dolphins Barn/Portobello.

Where can I fish for free in Ireland?

Fishing is free for anglers on the following lakes: Lough Leane, Upper Lake, and Muckross Lake.

Is fishing allowed in Dublin?

Yes, anglers in the Republic of Ireland are permitted to go fishing during COVID-19 lockdown provided they stick to social distancing guidelines and only travel within 5km of their home (see below for more details).

Can I fish in Ireland without a license?

In Ireland you do not need a licence to fish for trout, coarse species or in the sea. … Alternatively you can buy a licence online. It should be noted that a licence does not confer the right to fish for salmon or sea trout and that permission or permits are required to fish most waters.

How much is a fishing license in Ireland?

Having a licence to fish for salmon and sea trout does not entitle you to fish. You may also need to get a fishing permit or permission from the fisheries owner. In general, a fishing permit costs from €20 to €50 a day.

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What fish is in season in Ireland?

When to Fish in Ireland

The salmon and sea trout season begins between January 1st and March 20th, depending on the fishery. Brown trout fisheries open between February 15th and March 1st. Most fisheries close on September 30th, a few are open until October 12th.

Is Ireland good for fishing?

Ireland is one of the best countries in Europe for fishing, from river and lake fishing to sea fishing. It’s renowned for its variety and quality of fish species and the scenic destinations they can be caught in. This guide features some of the best Irish rivers and lakes for pike, salmon and trout fishing.

Where is the best fishing in Ireland?

10 Best Spots For Fishing In Ireland

  1. Strabane, County Tyrone. …
  2. Donegal Bay. …
  3. Waterville, County Kerry. …
  4. Delphi, County Mayo. …
  5. Lough Muckno, County Monaghan. …
  6. River Rye, County Kildare. …
  7. Screebe House, Connemara, County Galway. …
  8. Lagan River, County Antrim.


Where is the best trout fishing in Ireland?


  • RIVER NIRE, COMERAGH MOUNTAINS. Tributary of the River Suir, the River Nire is one of the most spectacular spots for Brown Trout fishing. …

Is fishing still banned in Northern Ireland?

You need a rod licence to use a fishing rod in Northern Ireland. You can be fined for fishing without a licence. DAERA issues rod licences for angling on all fisheries within its jurisdiction.

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How do you get a rod Licence?

You can purchase your licence in three ways:

  1. From your local Post Office branch.
  2. From the Environment Agency website.
  3. By calling the Environment Agency fishing licence service on 0344 800 5386.

Are there bass in Ireland?

The Bass (Dicentrachus Labrax) is a true sport fish highly prized by all sea anglers. A muscular bar of silver, exempt in Irish inshore waters from commercial exploitation since 1990 and protected by specific bye laws, Bass can be targeted all the way along the east and south east coasts from Co. Louth to Co. Wexford.

Do you need a Licence for pike fishing?

To fish for pike a Non Migratory Trout and Coarse Fish licence is required. Concessionary licences are available for Juniors (12-16), Seniors (65+), and the Eligible Disabled.

Can you fish anywhere in Ireland?

You can fish in the sea for almost all species without the need for a licence or permit. In Northern Ireland, you need a licence for all freshwater fishing but not for sea fishing. In the Republic of Ireland State Salmon and Sea Trout Licences are available as a National Licence or a District Licence.

Where can I catch salmon in Ireland?

The Cork Blackwater is Ireland’s finest Salmon River and one of the most important salmon rivers in Europe, stretching for over 150 kilometres from its source in Kerry to the sea at Youghal. The season for salmon opens on 1st February and continues until 30th September.

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