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Fishing Ireland's east coast

Fishing in the Eastern Region of Ireland

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A short guide to Ireland's Eastern Region

The east coast of Ireland provides the visiting angler with a wide range of top quality game, pike, coarse and sea fishing venues. This regions strategic location close to major airports and ferryports means that quality angling is only a one-hour drive away. This enables visiting anglers to maximise their holiday and angling time. Salmon, sea-trout and brown trout fishing are available on a choice of rivers throughout the region. These include the Castletown, Dee, Glyde, Fane, and Boyne rivers all of which are located north of Dublin. The rivers Liffey, Dodder, Dargle, Vartry and Slaney make up the southern half of the region. There are also a number of notable stillwater, game fisheries in this region and these include Lough Lene, Lough Bane, White Lake, Lough Ramor, Lough Bracken, Emy Lough, Blessington Lakes and the Dublin area reservoirs.

There are also many excellent coarse fishing venues in the eastern region and these present great opportunities to the coarse angler. The Lakeland districts of Cavan, Monaghan, Meath and Westmeath boast hundreds of lakes in beautiful rural surroundings. There are a large number of specimen waters in this region and the main species include bream, roach, rudd, hybrids, pike, tench, carp and perch. Major coarse angling centres include Monaghan town, Castleblaney, Carrickmacross, Kingscourt and Drumconrath and the Blessington Lakes and Royal and Grand canals around Dublin also provide excellent coarse fishing. Enfield and Edenderry on the Royal and Grand canals are also excellent coarse fishing venues and host a number of International angling festivals each year to cater for match angling enthusiasts.

The extensive coastline from Carlingford Lough, with its terrific tope fishing; to Wexford with its fantastic flounder and fighting bass offer fantastic opportunities for all categories of sea angler.

General Information

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.

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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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