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  1. River Blackwater
  2. Waterville Lakes and System
  3. Caragh Lakes and System
  4. Laune, Flesk and Killarney Lakes

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River Blackwater

  • Angling Bye-law No. 930,2014 This Bye-law prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks, and also prohibits the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish in the waters specified in the Bye-law and revokes Angling Bye-law No. 913, 2013icon ANGLING BYE-LAW NO. 930, 2014 (141 KB).

  • This river and lake system drains a catchment of 34 square miles and is 10 miles long from source to sea. It is managed by the South West Regional Fisheries Board and gets a run of 1500 Salmon and Grilse approximately every year. It also has a reasonable run of Sea-Trout that head for lough Brin at the headwaters of the system. Access throughout this river is excellent. There are two boats available on Lough Brin.

    Map of River Blackwater

    Season – Salmon from 15th March to 30th September.
    Brown Trout/Sea trout from 15th March to 12th October.

    Contacts _ The Manager, Blackwater Fishery, Kenmare, Co Kerry. The Blackwater Tavern, (adjacent to the Kerry Blackwater river).

    Permits - Blackwater