Kerry is Irelands 5th largest county and benefits from more coastline than any other County. This plethora of water and lakes is sure to leave the keen fisherman spoiled for choice.
There is an ever growing number of areas within Kerry that are gaining National & International acclaim for their fish stock. The following represents only a small list of these, all of which are easily accessible from our Central location.
Some 20 minute drive from our hotel is the Town of Killorglin, a town traditionally famed for the Puck Goat, but now fast gaining acclaim within the fishing community. This area is a haven for Salmon fishing while the Laune also drains the Lakes of Killarney, a lake area renowned for it brown trout.
As you traverse the Northern Side of the Dingle Peninsula you will find the areas of Cloghane & Brandon. This area proves very popular with fishermen looking or Cod, Pollock and various species of dogfish. You will also find Mackerel, turbot, bass and even…perhaps shark! This area also boasts some of the best fishing tackle in Ireland with bait and fish lures in abundance. TIP…. Bass is more abundant in the Winter, Advise to spend time at Owenmore River – a great spot for Salmon and Sea Trout. This is also a great area for the night time Fly Angler.
The beautiful community of Ballingskelligs located on the Ring of Kerry is an area populated with many lakes and rivers. This area combined with it’s Sea location and sea fishing has being described as the ‘complete’ destination for any fishing/angling enthusiast.
The famed fisherman’s Killarney is made up of 3 lakes with many rivers & streams. The valleys main river Gearhmeen rises in the McGullicuddy’s Reeks flowing into the upper lake which is 1.5 miles long and 1 mile wide. In the early spring Salmon being to populate the Lake. The lakes are also a good base for those wet fly & brown trout fishing.
The River Feale with over 100 miles of fishing water rises in the Mountains of our neighbouring community of North Cork and traverses the communities of Abbeyfeale and Listowel entering the sea just south of Ballybunion. This large span of river passes over some of the Countries most fertile valleys, with the result of hosting some of the finest Salmon and sea trout in Ireland. The Feale herself is a fast flowing spate river with large deep fish-holding pools prevalent in the lower areas. It is argued that the upper tributaries and deep holding pools give this river her fishing magic. In a good season this river will produce at a minimum 1,500 salmon and grilse with over 2,000 sea trout.
Regarded as one of Ireland’s premier Salmon, Brown Trout & White Sea Trout ‘homes’, the Blackwater River runs some 10 miles from source before ending the journey at Kenmare Bay. All types of angling can be done on this river, fly-fishing, spinning and worming are also very popular on this river.
For those looking for some sea Fishing off the Kerry Coast, an area stretching from Ballybunion to Kenmare you will find the most productive sea angling grounds in Europe! Along this area you will find a host of fishing communities.
Sea anglers to Kerry are also spoiled for choice, imagine exploring rich unpolluted waters to a backdrop of picturesque coastline home to Blue Shark, Monkfish Shark, Cod, Ling, Pollock, Conger, Ray, Dogfish, Bullhuss, Skate, Wrasse, Haddock and Whiting, Coalfish, Pouting, Gurnard and Mackerel and the list goes on……
While Kerry has a number of Sea Angling ports the most popular including - Fenit Harbour, Dingle Penninsula & Harbour, Cahersiveen & Kenmare.
Nice to know…..With ease and comfort you can hire a fully equipped and licensed charter boats with the most advanced electronics operate around the Kerry coast. All skippers have a thorough knowledge of their waters, as they have lived and fished here all their lives.