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Mongagh and Yellow Rivers

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THE MONGAGH RIVER rises near Tyrrellspass and Rochforthbridge and it flows for 12 miles through Co. Westmeath in an easterly direction before joining with the Yellow River just upstream of Clongall Bridge, near Castlejordan. This river holds a good stock of small wild brown trout and a small number of fish up to 2lbs in weight. The Edenderry and Castlejordan Angling Association control fishing. Sanctuary areas are now in operation please contact the secretary for details.

THE YELLOW RIVER rises north of Daingean Co. Offaly and flows in an easterly direction for approximately 13 miles before entering the Boyne 3 miles above Ballyboggan Bridge. This river has a good stock of small trout but the stretch below Clongall Bridge holds trout up to 2 lbs in weight. The Edenderry and Castlejordan Angling Association control fishing. Sanctuary areas are now in operation please contact the secretary for details.

Location: Counties, Meath, Westmeath, Offaly and Kildare. The main towns and villages along these rivers are Edenderry, Castlejordan, Miltownpass and Kinnegad.

Season: Fishing on these rivers takes place from March 1st to September 30th.

Fish Species: These rivers are brown trout fisheries.

Methods: Dry fly, wet fly, and nymph fishing are all successful.

Best Flies: Dry Flies: Grey Duster, Grey Flag, Black Gnat, Beacon Beige, Kites Imperial.

Wet Flies: Black & Silver Spider, Partridge & Orange, Partridge & Yellow.

Nymphs: Assorted Nymphs.

Angling Club: The Edenderry Angling Association which supports a policy of catch and release controls the fishing from Johnstown Bridge downstream to the confluence with the Boyne.

Fishing Tip: These rivers can fish well after a flood.

Permits: Permits for this river are available from :

Joe Enright, Secretary, Edenderry and Castlejordan Angling Association, 37 Fr. Paul Murphy Street, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.

Further Information: For further information please contact:

The Marketing Angling Co-ordinator E.R.F.B.,

Tel & Fax: Europe: 00 353 87 2746127 U.S.A. 011 353 87 2746127.