Trout Fishing in the East

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Dublin Area Trout Fly Fishing

The rivers, lakes and reservoirs around Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow can provide good sport for wild brown trout and rainbow trout. The wild brown trout season is generally from March to September. Check with the local angling club for exact dates. The Liffey, Dargle, Dodder, Rye Water and Tolka are all popular river venues whilst the reservoirs at Bohernabreena, Leixlip and Pollaphuca cater for the stillwater angler. A number of well managed ‘put and take’ fisheries also form part of the game angling options available in Dublin and surrounding counties. Game angling is controlled by Angling Associations and riprarian owners. Anglers should ensure they seek the necessary permission before fishing.

Dublin is is a fine base for the trout fisher on the East coast. There are a number of options all within easy reach of the city centre with five rivers and two lakes located in the county.

The Liffey offers some of the finest river trout fly fishing in Ireland.

Angling Byelaw 936, 2015 This Bye-law prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks, prohibits the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish in the waters specified in the River Liffey (excluding upstream of Pollaphuca dam), Dargle and Vartry, and revokes Angling Bye-law No. 930, 2014.

Angling Bye-Law No. 936 of 2015.pdf

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