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Limerick Angling Centre

Limerick City is located about 18 kms from Shannon Airport and is in the lower Shannon Region.

WHERE TO FISH  

There are two main angling venues on the Shannon in the immediate Limerick area i.e. at Annacotty (5 kms) from Limerick, Plassy (in Limerick City).  The Plassey stretch is on the Shannon near Limerick university. In addition there is some very good pike angling at Castleconnell.

 

Pike

Perch

Bream

Roach

Tench

Rudd

Hybrids

Plassey

**

P

**

**

*

P

N/P

Annacotty Pumphouse

**

P

**

**

*

P

N/P

Castleconnell

***

P

**

**

N/P

*

**

 

Plassey

Plassy is located on the River Shannon and lies adjacent to Limerick University. Because of poor access this section is under fished but can produce very good fishing if the effort is put in and the angler is prepared to explore and experiment.

Angling from a boat for any kind of fish is prohibited in that section of the Lower River Shannon from Plassy Bridge adjoining the townlands of Sreelane in the county of Clare and Garraun in the county of Limerick to Thomand Bridge in the city of Limerick during the period commencing 1 March and ending on 30 September in any year.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: There is difficult access requiring a 300m walk to the river bank. There is no car parking facilities except at the University itself. This is located at the Theatre car park.

TO GET THERE: Follow the N7 to Limerick University and locate the Theatre car park.

Annacotty Pumphouse

This is a stretch of the River Shannon which is located 5 kms from Limerick City on the Dublin N7 road. The fishery extends from the confluence of the Mulcair River, upstream for approximately 1 km . The stretch is locally known as the 'Pumphouse'. It is possible to fish all year round except in severe flood conditions. This is a popular Pike Fishery.  Local angling club holds Pike Competitions at this venue from time to time during the year.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS: The Shannon Regional Fisheries Board  provide a car park,14 timber stands up river of the pump-house. Access is restricted and involves a walk of about 400m to the river and stands. The main gate to the venue is permanently locked denying access by car.

TO GET THERE: Take the N7 out of Limerick City as far as Annacotty (about 5 kms). In Annacotty follow the signposts under the main road bridge. The Mulcair River at this point will be located on your left hand side. Follow the Mountshannon road for approximately 2 kms where you will arrive at the gate leading to the fishery.

Castleconnell

Castleconnell is in a beautiful location about 10 kms north east of Limerick City. It is better known as a Salmon fishery but has two stretches where pike fishing is possible. The first is situated upstream of Beat 1 on Castleconnell Salmon Fishery. There is a public car park here and open bank fishing is possible upstream of the car park. The other stretch requires a walk of about 400m again to open bank fishing downstream of Beat 8 on the Salmon Fishery locally known as Clare Ville Waterworks.

FACILITIES AND ACCESS & HOW TO GET THERE

Woralls End: This section has good access from Castleconnell village to the 'Woralls End' at the top of Beat 1. Seek local directions from the village.

Clare Ville Waterworks: At the lower end of the world famous Salmon beats in Castleconnell there is the excellent pike fishery. The fast water of the salmon beats gives way to deeper pools and slower flows and home to a good resident population of bream, roach, hybrids and, of course, pike. There are approximately 25 natural swims here with good clear bankside allowing  easy bank fishing. To access these swims requires a walk via the car park. From Castleconnell follow the Limerick road past the Castle Oaks Hotel in the direction of the N7. After about 2kms turn right at the signpost to Clareville.

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Limerick Angling Centre