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The Castletown River

CATCH AND RELEASE only for 2010

The Castletown River rises close to Newtownhamilton Co. Armagh and is known as the Creggan River in its upper reaches. Its two main tributaries are the Kilcurry and Falmore rivers, both of which contain stocks of wild brown trout. The Castletown River gets a run of salmon and sea trout and fishing is controlled by the Dundalk Brown Trout Angling Association. The best of the salmon and sea trout fishing is to be found downstream of Tuberona bridge just out side Dundalk and there are a number of lovely pools located in this area. The best period for fishing is from July to September. Riparian owners and a number of Angling Associations, some of which have day permits available, control fishing.

Location: Co. Louth and Co. Armagh. The main towns and villages are Dundalk.

Season: Brown trout, Salmon and Sea trout: March 1st to September 30th.

Fish species: The Castletown River contains stocks of wild brown trout and throughout. Sea trout and salmon fishing is best on its lower reaches below Tuberona Bridge.

Methods: All legitimate methods are allowed however catch and release is encouraged

Best Flies:
Brown Trout: Hares Ear, Black and Silver Spider, The Klinkhammer Special, Assorted Olive Patterns
Sea Trout: Teal, Blue and Silver, Black Pennell, Butcher, Alexander, Peter Ross and Conemara Black.
Salmon: Green Highlander, Colley Dog, Ally Shrimp, Bann Special Shrimp and Orange and Gold Shrimp.

Angling Clubs: The Dundalk Brown Trout Anglers are the biggest club and control a large section of water.

Angling Tip: Fish below Toberona bridge after a flood.

Permits: Local tackle dealers (See list on reverse of main brochure)

Further Information: For further information please contact,
The Eastern Regional Fisheries Board,15a Main Street, Blackrock Co. Dublin

Tel: 00 353 1 2787022 Fax: 00 353 1 22787025 email:

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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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