CO LIMERICK SALMON FISHERY
There are eight beats on the Shannon Salmon Fishery. Each beat is approximately half a mile long and fishes three rods. A controlled flow of water is maintained from the Parteen dam, which is situated three miles upstream of the fishery, this means that the water level never runs too low.
All legitimate fishing methods are allowed with the exception of Shrimp. A 14ft.double-handed rod is advised but a grilse rod will suffice on some of the beats. The fishing season opens on the 1st February and ends on the 30th September. The fishery usually gets a few big Spring Salmon in Feb and March. April and May brings a good run of fish averaging 10-12lbs. These are known locally as “April flyers”. The peak of the fishing is from mid-May through to the end of July, this is the time of the main Grilse run on the river. Salmon will rest in some of the large pools throughout the season. In suitable conditions goof sport can be had right up to the end of the season.
Spinning is usually the most effective method until the end of March. After that date most anglers prefer to fish with the Fly. There is a short list of tried and trusted flies – “Gary Dog” – “Black Goldfinch” and the range of Shrimp patterns.
Tackle Hire (excluding bait & flies) €20
Private Line Fishing Lessons €25 per hour
Guide for salmon/pike fishing €150 per day per person
(€20 per extra person)
Guide & Boat €170 per day per person
(20 per extra person
Day 1: Arrival
Make your own way to the Castle Oaks House Hotel, along the banks of the Shannon. Enjoy a 4-course dinner in the Acorn Restaurant.
Day 2: Salmon Fishing
After breakfast, collect your packed lunch from Reception in the Castle Oaks. Meet with our Friendly and Professional Fishing Guide, hire your tackle, purchase your salmon licence and enjoy a day of salmon fishing. Returning to the Castle Oaks, you may put your wet gear in the Drying Room and enjoy a relaxing drink along with bar food in the Island Bar.
Day 3: Pike Fishing
After breakfast, collect your packed lunch from Reception. Head off to a quiet bank on our grounds to enjoy the challenge of pike fishing. No licence is required for pike fishing. At the end of the day return all hired tackle. Then relax in the sauna and, dine in the Acorn Restaurant.
Day 4: Castleconnell to Home
Enjoy breakfast in the Acorn restaurant, taking in views of the Shannon and the Clare hills. Check out, but don’t forget to collect your waders etc from the Drying Room! Return home with fond memories of angling in some of the best waters in Ireland.
No Licence is required for pike fishing
State salmon licences vary in prices
Annual all state €100
Annual District €56
21 Days €40
Annual Juvenile €10
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