Currently there is no state Rod Licence for coarse angling. The principle coarse fish species found in Ireland are pike, bream, rudd, roach, eel, carp and tench. Bream, Rudd and Roach will regularily hybridise, combining qualities from both species to give a fabulous fighting fish.
Coarse angling in the south west of Ireland is centred on the River Lee system and anglers are required to buy a permit to fish on the central sections of the system (Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid lakes). Permit fees are very affordable with the revenue being reinvested in the fishery for the benefit of anglers.
Inniscarra is host to a number of international competitions this area offers excellent bream, rudd, bream-rudd hybrid angling.
Lough Allua and Curraghalickey lakes are also developing into premier coarse fisheries and offer the coarse angler excellent fishing for Bream, Rudd, hybrids and Pike.
Angling Methods and Techniques
Coarse angling equipment is a matter of choice and as most coarse anglers bring all experiment their equipment this affords them the opportunity to. Irish coarse fish respond well to all international techniques from swimfeeder methods to pole fishing and all methods of floatfishing.
The more productive times for coarse angling are from May to November.