Fishing the Barrow, Nore and Suir rivers in South East Ireland
The Coachouse lies close to the confluence of the Barrow and Nore rivers just North of New Ross and is within an easy drive of the Suir and Blackwater rivers above Waterford and the Slaney river at Enniscorthy. All of these rivers provide excellent fishing, each with their own characteristics.
Southern Regional Fisheries Board will provide details of close seasons,
licences, etc. Most local tackle shops can supply permits. Other useful
contacts are noted below.
This river is 120 miles
long making it the second longest in Ireland. It rises in the
centre of Ireland and enters the Waterford Harbour estuary at New
Ross. It is tidal to the village of St. Mullins just on the other
side of the river from the Coachouse. The water contains limestone
and the lower half of the river is mainly coarse fishing. At
Graiguenamanagh it is noted for pike and bream.
For more information try
Waterways Association of Ireland -
The Barrow Navigation angling page
The Nore is a limestone river about 97 miles long. It is a noted salmon and trout river. At Inistogue, Salmon, brown trout, sea trout and eels may be caught. Both banks are controlled by the local angling club and permits may be obtained at the Castle Inn at the village (£5 salmon, £3 trout).
At Thomastown the local club will issue permits for Salmon and Trout for which the river is renowned here.
There are other stretches
around Bennetsbridge and Kilkenny are controlled by Kilkenny
Angling Association. Details and permits for these may be obtained
from the Tackle Shop in Kilkenny city.
For more information try
A noted dry fly trout river
bordering County Waterford and Kilkenny flowing into Waterford Harbour
at Waterford City. The record Irish salmon of 57 pounds was caught in
the Suir in 1874
A tributary joining the Suir
just north of Waterford. Good trout fishing from Mulinavat to Kilmacow
wier (below which the river becomes tidal).
73 miles long, flowing South to
Wexford Harbour. A good spring salmon river. It is tidal below
Enniscorthy, where it is good for sea trout and fishing is
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