Game Fishing in the Republic of Ireland

With some of the most productive traditional fly fishing in Europe we have access to the sweetest rivers and Loughs you are likely to encounter. Ireland has the greatest amount of water per acre of land mass anywhere this side of the Atlantic.

For fly fishing, Irish rivers can sub divided into acidic and limestone. The limestone rivers generally fish best to upstream dry fly or nymph. On the occasions when large numbers of fish are rising, the angler is spoilt for choice. Acidic streams tend to favour wet fly fishing – usually downstream and across. Over the last few seasons Czech nymphing has become more popular and is an effective method of taking fish on all Irish rivers.

The evening rise is particularly important for the angler from the end of June. The daytime rises usually diminish during the summer months but there is compensation in the hours of intensive sport from early evening to 11pm or beyond. The rise begins with trout moving to small fly such as pale wateries from about 6pm; then the blue winged olive appears and can bring up heavy fish, which feed into dusk.

Finally the sedge species hatch and the trout rise to these until after midnight in July and onward. Very good fish may be taken during that last phase of the evening rise.

Area or River System Fishing
Eastern Region


Our new guide in the Eastern Region is a very capable and experienced guide who has fished these waters for thirty years and as he says is still learning!
His company provides us with - Angling courses for novices through to coaching for the more experienced angler. Group tuition and Individual Guiding on the River Boyne for Salmon and Brown Trout and the same for Pike on some of the top waters across Ireland.

We have several hundred possible packages based around the water available to us so please contact us for further details.