Booking self-catering accommodation at Killarney’s Holiday Village is a sensible choice if you want to go fishing in Kerry. A holiday home here makes the perfect base, whether you are interested in lake or river fishing, shore fishing, sea fishing, coarse or game angling.
Fishing in Kerry: Your Options
Killarney’s Holiday Village is situated on the Iveragh peninsula, which plunges into the pure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a rich fishing ground in itself and a source of the salmon that spawn in the fresh water rivers of Kerry. With an extensive shoreline and an abundance of mountains to source its rivers and lakes, Kerry is particularly well served when it comes to choices for the angler.
The Rules for Fishing in Kerry
You will find out everything you need to know about the rules and regulations governing fishing in Kerry and the south-west region on fishing in Ireland and Kerry from the South West Regional Fisheries Authority. Most of the lakes and rivers here are state-run, but there are some complex rules relating to the ownership of fishing rights. Fishing permits can be bought locally, allowing you access to fish a particular lake or river. Methods such as worms and spinning are permitted, although specific regulations are normally printed on the permits.
Fishing in Killarney
Killarney lakes and rivers are packed with good-sized brown trout, with large ferox brown trout available in Lough Leane by trolling large artificial baits. This is a big lake, offering the best trout fishing in the area and good hatches of olives and chironomids, sedges and various terrestrial flies during the season. Fishing here is free, although you will need a permit for the different stretches along the River Laune. The season runs from 15th of February to 12th of October, with April to September offering the best fishing. Enquire locally about boats and fishing guides.
The Kerry coastline was designed for sea anglers. It varies hugely, offering extensive sweeping bays to craggy inlets and sandy beaches. On the Ring of Kerry, you will find great marks in Valentia, Portmagee, and Ballinskelligs. The position of the headlands, extending out into waters warmed by Atlantic drifts means you have access to a wide range of species, from cod to conger eels. You can enjoy excellent sport in late summer, fishing for Pollock and mackerel with light tackle. Do be careful, however, as the cliffs can be subject to unexpectedly high waves. Take all necessary precautions when shore fishing.
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