Fishing on the River Shannon & Shannon Estuary

  • Limerick City Fishing on the Shannon
Sylvester O'Halloran Footbridge, Limerick City.

The River Shannon and Shannon Estuary has great stocks of a wide range of fish.

Fishing in Limerick City

Founded in 1939, Limerick and District Angling Association is a salmon, trout and coarse angling club based on the Shannon River. Covering a vast area of the Shannon from O’Brien’s Bridge and its tributaries to Thomond Bridge in the heart of Limerick City, the club holds competitions all year round.

Fly fishing in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.
Fly fishing in Castleconnell.

Fishing in Castleconnell

A beautiful location on the Shannon, about 10kms north east of Limerick City and tidal water, Castleconnell is one of the most prestigious salmon fisheries in Ireland.

The Castle Oaks House Hotel provides packages for keen anglers staying at the hotel. Overlooking the internationally famous Castleconnell Salmon Fishery, the hotels location offers visitors an unrivalled opportunity to indulge in some of the best salmon fishing in Ireland. All arrangements made, including licenses, daily permits and guides.

The Kingfisher Angling Club in Castleconnell provides salmon and trout licenses and permits, and Ireland's top marina guide, Michael O’ Doherty, as well as tuition on fly casting, fly-tying and fly fishing. Pike and coarse fishing information available also.

Glin aerial view
Shannon Estuary, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Sea Fishing in the Shannon Estuary

From Limerick City, the River Shannon gradually widens on the final 80km of its journey to the sea, forming a major estuary. 

Both shorelines of the Shannon Estuary offer easy access and very good sea fishing from a line across the river from Kildysert to Foynes, downriver to the mouth of the estuary. Many of the best shore angling access points are signposted along the tidal stretch. 

Shore Fishing in Glin

Glin Beach is situated 1.6km east of Glin, just off the N69 Glin to Limerick road. With ample parking in the lay-by access is good for fishing from the shore.

Click here for a full list of fishing/angling activities in Limerick.

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