Rivers

County Offaly flowing with Rivers

River Brosna

The River Brosna rises in Lough Ennell, near Mullingar in County Westmeath and flows through County Offaly where it joins the Shannon at Shannon Harbour. Wild brown trout to 3lbs+ are present along with Croneen. During the summer months small runs of salmon enter the river with the best fishing at Clonooney and Belmont in County Offaly. It is a limestone water and fish can be caught using wet and dry flies. While access is good at the road bridges, the banks can be difficult to negotiate in places due to drainage works. An IFI permit is required to fish this river.

Little Brosna River

The Little Brosna River is a rich limestone river which rises in Dunkerrin, near Roscrea and flows north westward via Birr. There are good stocks of brown trout in the river and some Croneen, which arrive in late June. Bank fishing only with artificial fly, spinning and worm bait. An IFI permit is required to fish this river.

Camcor River

The Camcor River rises on the western slopes of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. It is a primary tributary of the Little Brosna and these join in Birr Castle Demense. The river has a very good supply of Croneen. From late June onwards, they enter the river upstream of Birr where angling is best. It is bank fishing only with artificial fly, spinning and worm only. An IFI permit is required to fish this river.

Clodiagh River

The Clodiagh River flows north through Clonaslee and Rahan to join the River Brosna. It holds some good stocks of trout and gets a good late run of salmon. The best of the brown trout fishing is from Rahan to the junction of the Tullamore River; the best of the salmon fishing is in a stretch downstream of Rahan, and the salmon usually arrive in July. An IFI permit is required to fish this river.

Silver River

The Tullamore Silver River flows west to join the Clodiagh River downstream of Rahan, County Offaly. It holds a good stock of brown trout averaging 6 oz. It can be fished early in the season from its confluence with the Clodiagh upstream. This is a limestone river with a good mayfly hatch. An IFI permit is required to fish this river.

Yellow River

The Yellow River rises north of Daingean and flows in an easterly direction for approximately 20 km before entering the Boyne 5 km above Ballyboggan Bridge. This river has a good stock of small trout but the stretch below Clongall Bridge holds trout up to 2 lbs. in weight. Edenderry and Castlejordan Angling Association controls angling on the Yellow River. All legitimate methods are permitted and day permits are available

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