Trout fishing in Ireland: what to know before your trip 

Why choose Ireland 

The Irish climate is very suitable for angling. It is a temperate climate, with not too hot summers, not too cold winters and rainfall, which favours trout fishing in Ireland. Warmer water from the Gulf Stream laps the south-western coast, resulting in a milder climate than the geographical location would suggest. The result is a fantastic mix of species characteristic of cold and warm waters, an attraction for the specialist but also for the casual angler on a family holiday. In fresh water they range from carp, typical of warm waters, to Atlantic salmon, a species characteristic of the North Atlantic. The sea offers everything from cod of various species typical of cold waters to Mediterranean sea bass and the blue shark of the mid-Atlantic. Lakes, rivers and stretches of coastline are monitored and mapped, managed and repopulated, while the banks and access roads are well maintained to facilitate easy access to the fishing grounds. The Emerald Isle, for example, is a true paradise that is home to a wide variety of fresh waters: resurgences, rivers, small and large lakes of different types, pure waters populated by many species of fish: pike, salmon, trout and perch in large numbers. You can dedicate a weekend or a week to fishing for your favourite fish with very knowledgeable Italian and Irish guides. We have departures and package trips from March to November each year.

Trout fishing in Ireland: characteristics of the fish 

Trout fishing in Ireland is a popular sport. The trout is a particularly voracious animal. Trout are essentially freshwater fish, preferring cold water, mountain streams and lakes. Some, however, also go down to the sea or migrate between it and fresh waters. They are carnivorous fish that feed on all aquatic animals. Spawning takes place in the cold months. They are generally very valuable.