Angling in Kerry

 

Kerry is an angler’s paradise. For the game angler, there are miles of fishing for truly wild salmon, trout and sea trout. Lough Currane near Waterville, is the undisputed top sea trout fishery in Ireland, producing the vast majority of our specimen sea trout of over 6lbs. 2011 saw the local record broken again with a fish of 13lbs 5oz to a visiting UK angler – the biggest ever Irish sea trout on fly. That’s just to whet your appetite – there are a myriad of lakes, rivers and streams all over Kerry with runs of sea trout, and saltwater seatrout fishing with flies and lures is becoming very popular.

Salmon anglers can fish in some of the most prolific rivers and lakes in the country, amid some of the most dramatic and unspoilt scenery in the world. 2011 saw an encouraging increase in Spring fish in some fisheries, with several fish over 20lbs and many in the high teens.

Kerry has hundreds of miles of coastline along the Dingle, Iveragh and Beara peninsulas including 75 miles of beaches and thousands of shore fishing marks – rock, beach, pier and estuary. Kerry’s many harbours are home to experienced and passionate boat skippers, who can organise a memorable day on the water, whether it’s a spot of jigging for Pollack and mackerel or a never to be forgotten trip after blue shark or albacore tuna!

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