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Fishing in Limerick

Limerick is home to the majestic Shannon River which is great for fishing. It has a large variety of Salmon, Trout, Pike which are just some of the treasures of the Shannon River. Due to Limerick’s weather of temperate summers, and mild winters and moderate rainfall Limerick is a key fishing destination. Some of the best fishing locations in Limerick include the Plassey, Castleconnell and Adare.


Plassey is located on the River Shannon and lies adjacent to the University of Limerick. Due to poor access, this section is underfished but can produce very good fishing if the effort is put in and the angler is prepared to explore and experiment.

Angling from a boat for any kind of fishing is prohibited in the Plassey.

It is a 13-minute drive to the University of Limerick's boat club close to the Plassey from the Absolute Hotel Limerick. Please note there is difficult access requiring a 300m walk or more to the river bank. There is ample car parking available in the University of Limerick some of which is pay and display.


Castleconnell is in a beautiful location about 10 km northeast of Limerick City. It is better known as a Salmon fishery but has two stretches where pike fishing is possible. There is a public car park here and open bank fishing is possible upstream of the car park. It is approximately a 25-minute drive to the Ferry Playground in Castleconnell where car parking is possible.


The River Maigue is known for salmon and trout fishing a State licence is required to fish for salmon in this area. This stretch is tidal right up to Adare. There is also some good fishing on this stretch for brown trout and slob trout. 

Important things to remember

It is recommended to have a fishing guide with you and to use caution when fishing as some areas may be dangerous to access. A fishing permit may also be required.

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