Fishing in Killarney

Some of the best early season fishing in Killarney can be found the mouth of Loch Léin (Killarney’s Lower Lake) where the river Laune drains the lakes into the sea beyond Killorglin town…

Unless you are well versed in the art of fishing, a local guide is a must when looking for a rewarding day on river, lake or by the sea. Killarney’s Loch Léin is well stocked with Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Perch, Eels, Tench, Char and fresh water herring. The Long Range river which runs between the upper and Middle lakes will give you a quiet, tranquil day and be productive also, with its stock of Salmon, Brown and Ferrock Trout and Eel. The Flesk and Laune rivers are also very popluar with local fishermen.

Permits & Licences
Permits are required for fishing on the rivers Flesk and Laune but not on the Killarney Lakes. In order to fish for salmon and sea trout on the Laune, anglers must purchase a permit for the waters that they wish to fish and in addition to this a State Licence must also be purchased. Daily and weekly permits to fish the Laune are available from tackle dealers in Killarney and a number of other outlets along the river.

Fishing Guides
Guides for all levels are available to hire in the Killarney area. Mick O’Brien of Killarney Fishing Tours draws on a wealth of experience to find the best fishing areas, using a range of his own flies and bait. Permits, transport, rain gear and packed lunches are all provided. Contact Mick to arrange your fishing experience in Killarney and the wider areas of county Kerry.

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