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.
The 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.

The Barrow

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 this link: Inland Waterways Association of Ireland - The Barrow Navigation angling page

The Barrow river - weir at Graiguenamannagh


The Nore

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 this link

The Nore river - Fishing up river from Inistoge
The Suir

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

The Blackwater

A tributary joining the Suir just north of Waterford. Good trout fishing from Mulinavat to Kilmacow wier (below which the river becomes tidal).

The Slaney

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 free


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