Bord Iascaigh Réigiúnach an Oirthir
CLOSED TO ANGLING FOR ALL SALMON AND FOR SEA TROUT OVER 40CM for 2008.
The River Dodder rises in the mountains above Bohernabreena Reservoir south
of Dublin and flows in a north-easterly direction for 14 miles through the
southern side of the city before entering the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay. This
river has a reasonable stock of brown trout which is complimented by stocking,
as well as a small stock of sea trout. The best of the brown trout fishing
is between Old Bawn in Tallaght and Ballsbridge. The best of the sea trout
fishing is to be found downstream of Ballsbridge. The local club stocks the
river annually with brown trout from 4 oz to over 1 lb. There is a high juvenile
membership in the club and young anglers are very much encouraged to join.
Recommended stretches are Herbert Park in Ballsbridge to Beaver Row in Donnybrook
and from Milltown to Rathfarnham. The Milltown to Rathfarnham section is very
accessible with a linear park all the way along this stretch with footbridges
across the rive at various points. Parking is mostly off road. The lower reaches
can be good for sea trout in the late summer. In the tidal area near Ringsend
some fine specimen mullet were recorded in recent years. Fishing on this river
is controlled by the Dodder Anglers and riparian owners.
Location: Ballsbridge - Tallaght, South County Dublin.
Fish Species: Brown Trout and Sea trout
Season: 17 March - 30 September
Methods: All legitimate methods are allowed including fly fishing, worm fishing and spinning.
Best Flies: Green, Black, Brown and other shades of midges, size 18&20. Wet and dry olive patterns size 14 & 16.
Angling Club: Dodder Anglers Club. Mr. Redmond O'Hanlon, Hon. Secretary, 82 Braemor Road, Churchtown, Dublin 14. Tel: 298 2112.
Fishing Tip: Trout feed more avidly in the evening time. Spend some time looking for feeding trout before starting to fish.
Join the angling club or make a contribution for a day's fishing. Season tickets and day permits are available from the Kiosk, Orwell Bridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, or from all other angling agents including; Southside Angling, Rory's Tackle Shop, Gun & Rod Shop and Dun Laoghaire Angling.
Access to Fisheries: Access does not imply a right of way and anglers should ensure that, they have the necessary permission to enter or cross private lands. Where possible anglers should walk along the river bank or lake shore.
Country Code: Anglers should ensure that gates are closed and that fences are not broken or damaged. Care should be taken with crops and livestock. Litter must not be discarded and no fires are allowed. Vehicles should be parked in designated areas and in such a manner that they do not cause obstruction.
Errors and Inaccuracies: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this webpage is accurate, no responsibility will be accepted by the Eastern Regfional Fisheries Board for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein. Any errors brought to our attention will be corrected immediately.
Further Information: For further information please contact:
Des Chew, Eastern Regional Fisheries Board, Dublin Angling Initiative, 15a Main Street Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Tel: 01 2787022
The Eastern Regional Fisheries Board,15a Main Street, Blackrock Co. Dublin
Tel: 00 353 1 2787022 Fax: 00 353 1 22787025 email: email@example.com
The Eastern Regional Fisheries Board presents this web site as a definitive guide to salmon, trout, coarse and sea fishing in Monaghan, Meath, Louth, Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford.