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Dublin Coarse Fishing

Dublin Coarse/Freshwater fishing

The counties of Dublin and Kildare contain some of the countries premium coarse fisheries and as a result, angling centres have developed around many of these fisheries. Whether you prefer fishing the renowned stretches of the Royal & Grand Canals or the secluded and scenic areas on Blessington Lake, there is something to suit every coarse angler in Dublin and Kildare. The main species available include bream, roach, rudd, hybrids, tench and carp. There are no licences or permits required on many of these waters and generally the fishing is free so there is nothing stopping you!

The results of a quick trip to the canal

The angling centres marked with a star, Best Angling Centre, are the coarse angling centres recommended by the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board (ERFB) for 2008. These Centres of Excellence offer high quality fishing but also good access to waters, suitable ‘angler friendly’ accommodation, local fishing information, guiding services and many other criteria to ensure your holiday is everything you wish it to be.

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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.

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