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Fishing and Angling


The lakes and rivers in Waterville and the surrounding area are renowned for fishing, angling and deep sea fishing.

The fishing season runs as follows: Fishing Season: 17th January – 30th September

Waterville’s Lough Currane is known worldwide for its Salmon and Sea trout fishing. Lough Currane – a few feet away from sea level with a beautiful backdrop of mountains and spruce forests. Big spring salmon and vast numbers of seatrout have to run only 500 yard length of the river to reach the lough.

Fly fishing is the norm and some trolling for early season sport are carried out on the lough. Ghillies will hold the boat close to underwater rocks, islands and headlands, while anglers fly fish.

The Inny River is also another famous spot for fishermen as well as Loch na Mona/Loch Derrianna/Cloonaghlin Lake. Angling and fishing is popular with excellent river, lake, sea and shore fishing. Ghillies and boats are available for hire. Maps and information is available locally.

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