Spinfish Fisheries with Access for Disabled Anglers - Carlow

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Spinfish A to Z Guide to Fisheries Accessible to Disabled Anglers



Coarse Fishing | Rivers | Stillwaters / Loughs

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Rivers


The Barrow


The river Barrow offers something for all fresh water fishermen. They get runs of salmon and sea trout (salmon are catch and release only). The salmon and trout season runs from March 17th to 30th September with the best of the salmon arriving later in the season.

The Barrow also has healthy runs of twaite shad. In fact the shad fishing is so good they hold an annual international competition in May in St Mullins. Best fished for with a spinner of fly. Google Map St Mullins 52.487591, -6.930332

There are 2 solid platforms with safety rails for fishing very near St Mullins next to Millichain Cafe with vehicle access right to the waters edge. See the Google screen shot of the platforms below.

Google screen shot Fishing Stands St Mullins

Brown trout fishing can be good on the river and on its tributaries, the Greese and Lerr, with fish up to 2lbs. Hot spots are behind the Dolman Hotel in Carlow, between Gorebridge and Graiguenamanagh and at Milford. The Weir Pool below St Mullins Weir has lots of fish in the half pound range. Google Map, Weir Pool. 52.502420, -6.939547

Pike fishing is especially good between Athy and St Mullins with 20lb+ fish caught rgeularly.

Course fishing for bream and hybrids as well as rudd, tench, roach and perch is good at Bahana Woods above St Mullins, Ballytiglea Bridge Google Map 52.601056, -6.953213and Graiguenamanagh Google Map 52.539646, -6.954565

There are 5 custom built fishing stands for wheelchair users with adjacent parking in Bagnelstown down stream of Rathelin Lock. Good tarmac paths.The location was selected as it offers the full range of Barrow fish. The river is navigable here, 40 metres wide, 3 to 4m deep with a slow flow. Boat traffic is low. Google Map Bagnelstown 52.703959, -6.957044

Course fishing is free and permits for salmon and trout can be had from local tackle shops (you need a licence as well for salmon and sea trout fishing).

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Stillwaters / Loughs


Southern County Fishing Resort


The resort near Milltown is on a 45 acre site on the banks of the river Burrin, 3 lakes covering 10 acres. According to the Tourist Board there is rainbow trout fishing for fish in the 2 to 10lb range. Also salmon and carp.

There is a cafe on site serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Call 059 915 773 or mobile 087 837 3032.

Checked 26/05/19

Coarse Fishing


Carlow Coarse Angling Club


Carlow CCA have put a great deal of effort into making fishing accessible to anglers with disabilities. They have 8 Angling Council of Ireland coaches working voluntarily showing disabled people how to fish. There are some good areas in the town with easy and safe access to the river Barrow. For more information call 085 2844566 .

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The Barrow


The river Barrow offers something for all fresh water fishermen. They get runs of salmon and sea trout (salmon are catch and release only). The salmon and trout season runs from March 17th to 30th September with the best of the salmon arriving later in the season.

The Barrow also has healthy runs of twaite shad. In fact the shad fishing is so good they hold an annual international competition in May in St Mullins. Best fished for with a spinner of fly. Google Map St Mullins 52.487591, -6.930332

Brown trout fishing can be good on the river and on its tributaries, the Greese and Lerr, with fish up to 2lbs. Hot spots are behind the Dolman Hotel in Carlow, between Gorebridge and Graiguenamanagh and at Milford. The Weir Pool below St Mullins Weir has lots of fish in the half pound range. Google Map, Weir Pool. 52.502420, -6.939547

Pike fishing is especially good between Athy and St Mullins with 20lb+ fish caught rgeularly.

Course fishing for bream and hybrids as well as rudd, tench, roach and perch is good at Bahana Woods above St Mullins, Ballytiglea Bridge Google Map 52.601056, -6.953213and Graiguenamanagh Google Map 52.539646, -6.954565. At Carlow there are river carp to 5lbs.

There are 5 custom built fishing stands for wheelchair users with adjacent parking in Bagnelstown down stream of Rathelin Lock. Good tarmac paths.The location was selected as it offers the full range of Barrow fish. The river is navigable here, 40 metres wide, 3 to 4m deep with a slow flow. Boat traffic is low. Google Map Bagnelstown 52.703959, -6.957044

Course fishing is free and permits for salmon and trout can be had from local tackle shops (you need a licence as well for salmon and sea trout fishing).

02/06/19


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