River Fishing

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river fishingRiver Fishing in North Wexford

Ahare River

This river has a run of sea trout June to September (mid June to mid July best). Generally only worth fishing downstream of the bridge at Castletown to the sea, slow rather still water.

Bann River

This river rises on Croghan Mountain, flows through Hollyfort, Craanford, Camolin and Ferns. It is a tributary of the Slaney. There are numerous small brown trout in this river. Occasional sea trout July/August. Banks generally overgrown.


Ounavarragh River

This little river flows through Killena, Ballycanew and Courtown Harbour. Much of this river from Ashton Bridge (1 mile downstream of Ballycanew) is controlled and managed by the Ounavarra Angler's Association. This portion of the river has been stocked with 16oz brown trout, had weirs erected etc. Day and week permits are available. There is a bag limit of three brown trout per day. The rest of the river can be fished free. There is a good run of sea trout from June to September and a few salmon, July to September. Best fishing is on associated waters close to Courtown. Day tickets required and are normally sold at Whitmore's Jewellers, Main Street, Gorey, (053) 9421351.

Slaney River

Mighty salmon river, flows Baltinglass to Tullow to Bunclody to Enniscorthy. Salmon have become scarce in recent years, but there is a fair run of sea trout in June and July. Brown trout generally less than 8oz. Most of the towns on the river have fishing associations, who will facilitate tourists with day permits. Local Byelaw on the Slaney states fly fishing only after the first day of April. Tackle & Licences can be obtained at Cullens, 14 Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, (053)92421859.

Remember : It is an offence to fish any river without authority of the owner or occupier

Fishing Supplies:

  • Redmonds Stores, Ballygarrett, (053) 94 27181
  • S & N Murphy, Kilmuckridge
  • Tracks, Main Street, Gorey (053) 94 21141