Careysville Fishery

Careysville Fishery on the River Blackwater – one of Ireland’s best

Careysville Fishery offers some of the best salmon fly fishing in Ireland and includes 26 named pools. It is considered by many to be one of premier beats for salmon fishing in Ireland. Wading is excellent and among the numerous streams, pools and glides there is a great variety of fly fishing to suit both complete novice and challenge the most competent of fly casters. Access to either bank is via boat and for those pools further down the beat, we have our own 4x4 vehicle.

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careysville fishery
careysville fishery

Private fishing in exclusive surroundings

Careysville has been in the ownership of the Duke of Devonshire’s family since the 1930s. The fishery is discretely situated within a 160 acre private estate, half a mile from the nearest road. With its beautiful scenery, warm hospitality and enviable catch records, anglers from near and far return again and again. There are two very experienced full time Ghillies on the fishery. They are on hand to offer help and advice as well as tuition, if required.

When to fish

Salmon fishing on the River Blackwater runs from 1st February till 30th September. Guests fish Monday to Sunday (7 days) and the number of rods varies between four and five depending on the time of year.

 For details on salmon runs, seasonal conditions, equipment and availability please contact [email protected]. Catch limits are set by the Irish Fishery Board and are reviewed annually, so again please contact Careysville for updated information. Rod licences and tags will be provided if required.