Spinfish Fisheries with Access for Disabled Anglers - Waterford

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Spinfish A to Z Guide to Fisheries Accessible to Disabled Anglers

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Accessible Fisheries in Southern Ireland

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Blackwater River

Cappoquin Salmon and Trout Anglers Association

Cappoquin STAA have 4 miles of double bank fishing on the upper reaches of the tidal waters of the Blackwater.

The picture below is a Google Street View from a road below Cappoquin. The tidal state appears to be a bit before or after hightide so the pools are not evident.

There are infact 9 pools suited to fly fishing and a further 7 that come into play from 1st June when worm, spinning and shrimp is allowed.

Google Street View Cappoquin STAA water on The Blackwater

Google Street View Blackwater at Cappoquin STAA water

The club also has a wheelie boat available for use by disabled anglers, call +353 (0) 5852302

Google Map 52.148708, -7.854738

Checked 13/08/19


The river Suir is the second longest river in Ireland, as such it forms the border between County Waterford and Tipperary for much it's length offering access to good trout and some salmon fishing.

Cahir and District Angling Association

Cahir DAA have 12 miles of water on the Suir and Aherlow rivers.

The suir fishing starts at Suirville down stream to Ballycannon Bridge. 0.75 miles rated as very good trout water.

Google Screen Shot river Suir

Google Street View, River Suir, Suirville

Next stretch is from the concrete style below Ballycannon Bridge downstream for 2.5 miles.

Draganbeg to the nettings is next down to the meetings of the Suir and Atherlow.

Fishing on the Atherlow is from Killdriffe Bridge upstream on the left bank and downstream from Cappagh Bridge to the junction. Google ref meetings 52.404823, -7.945823

Cahir Park and Swiss Cottage is the very best water with 6 stands, 3 on either bank for wheelchair users. The Club water here recieved the acclode of Regional Centre for Excellence for Brown Trout Fishing here.

Below Cahir Park follows Ballybrada and Finall Carrigatha.

Day and week tickets available for trout and for salmon (salmon are C & R at present) from the Heritage Shop in the Square in Cahir, call 052 7442730

All in all a lot of first class wild brout trout water.

For more detailed information try this link to Fishing in Ireland:

Fishing in Ireland, the river Suir

Checked 17/08/19

Stillwaters / Loughs

Waterford City and County Trout Anglers Association

The Association has the fishing on two reservoirs stocked with quality rainbows and brown trout:

Knockaderry, 30 acres, 8 to 10 ft deep. Excellent fly life. Boat and bank fishing allowed.

Google Satellite Knochaderry reservoir

Google Satellite View, Knochaderry Reservoir showing the jetty.

Carrigavantry, 2 lakes totalling 80 acres up to 26ft deep but averrging 6ft. Excellent aquatic fauna including lots of caddis and snails ie good grub for big trout. Boat fishing only here. There is also a wheelyboat on this water call 051 384721 to book. Google Map Ref 52.172216, -7.195796

Some stonkingly good looking fish, 2 fish limit, 12 inches minimum.

Membership open. Day tickets available with a good reduction for under 18s accompanied by an adult. Permits from the Centra in Kilmeaden Village nearby, call 051 384721.

Google Map Centra in Kilmeaden 52.232953, -7.241925

Checked 13/08/19

Coarse Fishing

Waterford and Distict Coarse Angling Club

Founded in 2000 to promote recreational fishing the club has fishing on 3 great venues; Ballyshunnock Res (See Below)

River Barrow, St Mullins, a tidal stretch with a wide range of species including - bream, dace, roach, hybrids, perch, pike, trout and shad.

River Blackwater, Cappaquin, an other stretch in the upper limit of the tidal waters with bream, tench and rudd.

The club has an active match scene and promotes youths and disabled angling.

Day and season tickets available (season is inexpensive) with a very good discount for juniors.

Permits from:

 Waterford Angling and Outdoor Centre, Westgate Retail Park, Tramore Rd, Waterford

Baumanns, 6 St Mary St, Dungarvan.

Titelines Main St, Cappaquin.

Lenihans Shop Newton  (Kilmacthomas).

Centra Kilmeaden Co Waterford.

Ballyshunnock Reservoir

Ballyshunnock Reservoir fishery is run by Waterford and Dist Coarse Angling Club. The waters have a stock of rudd which has been enhanced by adding bream and tench in addition to the rainbow and brown trout stock.

Google Street View ballyshunnock Reservoir

Google Street View, Ballyshunnock Res with the levelled area to the right behind the ind the fir tree.

The reservoir is divided into 2 by a road. There is access for disabled anglers from one end of this road but it looks like a key would be required to get you down to a stretck of bank that has been levelled.

Google Map ref 52.236463, -7.339383

Permits from the Centra Store in Kilmeaden, call +353 51 384721

Google ref 52.232979, -7.241943

Checked 20/08/19