The river Brosna rises in Bunbrosna and flows into Lough Owel and eventually into Offaly where it passes through Clara, Ballycumber, Pollagh, Ferbane and Belmont before joining 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.
Membership now open for Barrow River.
The River Barrow is open to all forms of rod and line fishing from March to end of September. Permit required. Member cards and club subscriptions can be obtained from Portarlington Auto Parts, Main Street, Portarlington, R32ENK2.
Rules / Angling Terms and Conditions are printed on the membership card.
Please be advised that fishing without a valid permit is illeagal and all fisheries are monitored and patrolled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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