Where to Fish in Southern Ireland - Loais

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Here is a link to Laois Tourism Fishing which provides information about palces to fish in the county:

Laois Tourism Fishing


Rivers Game


The Barrow


The river Barrow in Carlow

 

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

This long river passes through several counties including

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, bream, tench, roach and perch and roach/bream and rudd/bream hybrids is good throughout the system and on the 14 miles of the associated Grand Canal Barrow branch. which runs alongside the rivers in places where the Barrow is not navigable. Bahana Woods above St Mullins, Ballytiglea Bridge Google Map 52.601056, -6.953213and Graiguenamanagh Google Map 52.539646, -6.954565

Key coarse fishing centres are Monastrevin, Athy, Carlow, Leighlinbridge, Bagnalstown

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).

Checked 22/06/19

Mountmellick Angling Conservation Association


Mountmellick ACA has the fishing on the river Barrow from Portarlington to just before Monasterevin and on the Owenass.

Day tickets from Victor Cox's shop in the Square in Mountmellick.

Google Map Reference Monastrevin 53.137973, -7.063621 Portarlington 53.163807, -7.189261

Checked 24/06/19

Stillwaters / Loughs

 

Laois Angling Centre


Consists of 4 lakes stocked with rainbow trout and brown trout, carp and tench near Coolrain making it an excellent mixed fishery venue.

Lake A is a game fishery fly fishing for rainbows and brown trout. Lake B is coarse fishery with carp and tench. Lake C is fly fishing for rainbows and brownies and Lake D is a worm fishery for rainbows and brownies.

Full facilities on site including wheelchair access.

Log on to: http://www.laoisanglingcentre.ie

  Google Map Reference 52.986072, -7.602097

Checked 20/06/19

Coarse Fishing


The river Barrow in Carlow

The river Barrow offers something for all fresh water fishermen. They get runs of salmon and sea trout (salmon are catch andrelease only).

The salmon and trout season runs from March 17th to 30th September with the best of the salmon arriving later in the season.

This long river passes through several counties including

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, bream, tench, roach and perch and roach/bream and rudd/bream hybrids is good throughout the system and on the 14 miles of the associated Grand Canal Barrow branch. which runs alongside the rivers in places where the Barrow is not navigable. Bahana Woods above St Mullins, Ballytiglea Bridge Google Map 52.601056, -6.953213and Graiguenamanagh Google Map 52.539646, -6.954565

Key coarse fishing centres are Monastrevin, Athy, Carlow, Leighlinbridge, Bagnalstown

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).

Checked 22/06/19

Grantstown Lake


Just 4 miles from Durrow, is a course fishery run by the Durrow and District Angling Club. 20 pegs all of which can accommodate anglers in wheelchairs.

Membership is inexpensive with discounts for juniors and pensioers. Day tickets are also available.

Permits from Lawlors Garden Centre, Gala Shop, Daybreak Shop all in Durrow and Mountrath Angling Shop.

Google Map Reference 52.871265, -7.502521

Checked 24/06/19


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